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They Called it Rhythm & Blues


Artist: The Duke Robillard Band
Label: Stony Plain Records
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 18 March 2022

The Duke Robillard Band release their new album, They Called it Rhythm & Blues, via Stony Plain Records. '50s style blues is the order of the day here, with the signature jump-blues shuffle that Robillard has been perfecting since the late '60s...

For a lifetime Duke Robillard has been playing the jazzy corners of the blues. He was a founder of Roomful of Blues in the early 1970s, and replaced Jimmy Vaughan in the Fabulous Thunderbirds in the 1990s and was a core member of the New Guitar Summit through the 2000s, in addition to releasing an astounding 37 albums on his own. He has won the W.C. Handy Award as Best Blues Guitarist an astounding four times, and been nominated for two Best Blues Album Grammy Awards. He is credited with taking the blues to a new level for multiple generations of blues guitarists.

For lovers of the blues, this is an essential purchase. This 18 track (1 hr, 07 min, 18 sec) LP illustrates exactly why the blues are still alive and kicking today and are just as relevant as always.


Nick Smithson

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