Thursday, June 29, 2017

Grammy nominated artist Janiva Magness new release “Blue Again” ...powerful blues interpretations

The Grammy nominated and seven-time Blues Music Award winner Janiva Magness delivers her brand new album, Blue Again. On this release Magness returns to her taproot to cut her interpretation of a half dozen classics from the Blues canon and beyond, including numbers made famous by Bo Diddley, Freddie King, Etta James, and Nina Simone. Pairing with Producer Dave Darling, Magness and Darling have delivered a powerful Blues album that features guest appearances by Kid Ramos, Sugaray Rayford, and T.J. Norton. 

“Sista Janiva’s robust and soulful voice is showering each cut with determination to make us all fall in love. Her delivery is as always sincere and straight from the heart. Soul music is alive and kicking.” – Mavis Staples

Marty's review: Janiva's interpretation of classic blues numbers delivers on all accounts with a powerful vocal delivery, tight production with some extra raunchy guitar work and an overall soulful feel that makes the album a classic in its own right. 

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