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Organist Barbara Dennerlein is one of the world's best players of the Hammond B3. This Blues File is a review of her latest album "Bebabaloo" which is her twenty-fifth album, celebrating a thirty-five year career as an organist. The feature includes music from the album and interview clips from Dennerlein.
Samuel James is a totally original interpreter of the blues tradition, with two excellent albums out, "Songs Famed For Sorrow And Joy" and "For Rosa, Maeve, And Noreen." Jonny Meister interviews James in this Blues File.
Guitar Shorty's new album "Bare Knuckle" is upbeat despite some serious social commentary and explorations of love gone horribly wrong. At age seventy, Shorty remains active and energetic, and tuned in to modern times.
The Holmes Brothers' new album "Feed My Soul" may just be their greatest album yet. Propelled by Wendell Holmes's battle with cancer, the group offers a soulful and spirited mix of musicial styles and slices of life.