The âHoochie Manâ Hanginâ With the CatsÂ
By Justin OâBrien
Former Chicago police officer Linsey Alexander has played the blues his entire life. Now retired, he is rising toward the top ranks of Chicago blues players.
God Gives You IdeasÂ
By David Whiteis
Cash McCall spent much of his career out of the limelight as a session man (at Chess Records), a sideman and a songwriter. But listen to his forays as a frontman and youâll know why his new blues record is cause for celebration.
Soul Man Sam Evans
I Just Do What I DoÂ
By Scott M. Bock
Austin-based, Memphis-born soul singer Sam Evans is making his mark on the scene. A late bloomer, Evans didnât start singing until he was 49 but since settling in Texas he has found his niche.
Booker âBluesâ Brown
By Mike Haralambos
Most blues fans outside of Memphis and the heart of the chitlinâ circuit havenât heard of Booker âBluesâ Brown. Our article introduces the long overlooked singer.
Charting the Blues
By Lamont Jack Pearley
John Dolphin was a music industry pioneer, innovator and entrepreneur. His Dolphinâs of Hollywood record store was open 24 hours a day, had its own radio show and a popular DJâit even boasted a recording studio in the back where Dolphin cut and pressed his own hits.
- New Releases: Bloodest Saxophone, Chicago Plays the Stones and Sugaray Rayford
- Reissues: Wiener World Records, Old Hat Records and Dr. John
Artist to Artist with Daryl Davis
Breaking Out with Rick Franklin
Living Blues Radio Charts Top 50 Releases for 2018
Cover photo by Peter Hurley (Linsey Alexander performing at Kingston Mines, Chicago, December 12, 2018.)
Inside Living Blues
- Kentucky Headhunters, Live at the Ramblin’ Man Fair, Alligator
- Benny Turner and Cash McCall, Going Back Home, NOLA Blue
- Chris O’Leary, 7 Minutes Late, American Showplace
- Paul Oscher, Cool Cat, Blues Fidelity
- Gaye Adegbalola, The Griot, Hot Toddy/Vizztone
- Bloodest Saxophone, Texas Queens 5,