Sam: "The Essential Magic Sam: The Cobra and Chief
Recordings 1957 - 1961"
blues guitarist better represented the adventurous modern
sound of Chicago's West side more proudly than Sam Maghett.
He died tragically young (at age 32 of a heart attack),
just as he was on the brink of climbing the ladder to
legitimate stardom, but Magic Sam left behind a thick
legacy of bone-cutting blues that remains eminently
influential around his old stomping grounds to this
"Fuel 2000's Essential Magic Sam: The Cobra and
Chief Recordings 1957-1961 is the latest, best-sounding
repackaging of this material. If you already have this
material elsewhere in your collection (and given the
number of times it's come out in various incarnations,
you very well may), you don't need to replace your previous
disc, but if you're looking for the best-available collection
of this seminal material, turn here."
Bogart: "Real Time"
Deanna Bogart is an explosive live performer, mixing in
several streams of American vernacular music into her
sets, ranging from funky R&B romps to hushed, Norah
Jones-like jazz-pop ballads, and she just happens to be
a dynamite barrelhouse piano player who also plays a pretty
mean tenor saxophone, as well. Her versatility is truly
astounding, and while it might be safe to say that everything
she does grows out of the blues, to label her a blues
artist doesn't even begin to cover the half of it. On
Real Time she offers up a typically varied program of
New Orleans R&B, late-night blues, smoky jazz ballads,
a touch of country, and some rousing boogie-woogie piano
instrumentals, but what keeps it all stitched together
is her strong, sultry singing." ~ www.allmusic.com