Bobby Rush’s Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush has been nominated for a 2017 Blues Music Award by The Blues Foundation in the Historical Album category.
Congratulations to the boxed set producers: Bobby Rush, Cheryl Pawelski, Cary Baker & Jeff DeLia
Here are all the nominees in the historical category:
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, A Music Man
It’s not that Emitt Rhodes was ever fully forgotten, but nearly 43 years between albums is a long time to remember. The Los Angeles singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist returns after an absence of more than four decades with “Dog on a Chain,” the first song from Rainbow Ends, his first album since 1973. The track premieres today on Speakeasy.
In an eventful lifespan that lasted just over a decade, the Continental Drifters created a relatively small but consistently magnificent recorded legacy, while playing live shows that generated treasured you-had-to-be-there memories for just about anyone who ever saw the band perform.
The Continental Drifters emerged from the fertile L.A. pop scene of the 1980s and '90s, an ad hoc band of musicians mostly moonlighting from their “day bands,” to collaborate in a free-form environment at Raji’s nightclub in Hollywood.