Sugar's Picks for 8/28/2012
John Hiatt / Mystic Pinball / New West
He always manages to make you think and laugh and scratch your head and with 12 new songs, you may be doing all of the above at the same time.
Shamekia Copeland / 33+1/3 / Telarc
With the reference to good old vinyl, the Blues maven is joined by Buddy Guy and she covers songs made popular by the likes of Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Sam Cooke, and makes them entirely their own.
Ry Cooder / Election Special / NonesuchPolitically
Charged and timely, a master of lyric and musicianship, Cooder stretches again with 9 tracks that may cause the phone to ring.
Lou Pallo / Thank You Les - A Tribute to Les Paul / Showplace Music
The influence of the guitar virtuoso on a diverse spectrum of fellow musicians is exemplified by the roster of guest artists on the CD: Keith Richards, Steve Miller, Slash, Johnny A, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Vignola...
Lionel Loueke: West African Jazz Guitarist Vocalist.
Magic Slim: Electrified Mississippi-Chicago Blues.
Danielia Cotton: 3 trax from a powerful, soulful voice.
Kendra Morris: Blue Eyed Soul with a little Rocky Funk.
Rick Holmstrom: Don't miss the 2 trax with Mavis Staples.