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ISSN 1409-6900 | UDK 82+7     Blesok no. 22 | volume IV | August-September, 2001



                     Peer-reviewed journal
Blesok no. 22August-September, 2001
Sound Reviews

Dixiefrog Records

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Vasja Ivanovski


It's a common fact that future of the blues depends on work of smaller, independent record labels whose dedication to the idiom will make this musical form continue its existence. These labels are run by blues lovers, musicians often struggling day by day to bring their goal to wider public that can appreciate their work. A lot of, by today standards, succesful bluesmen would not make it if there were not these independents, they would not get a chance elsewhere with some big name labels. One of such distinguished labels is French company Dixiefrog Records. In recent years this company has became a houshold name among lovers of quality blues, but also rock and some other musical genres. Each released project carries a trademark of quality, be it their own production or licensed material, so when a music lover gets any of Dixiefrog releases he knows what to expect: quality name, excellent performance and strong production. I have heard many Dixiefrog releases and never heard a bad one, be it a blues release, rock or whatever. That speaks volumes about Philippe Langlois and his colleagues who are in charge of Dixiefrog material. A lot of Dixiefrog releases can be regularly heard on Second Programme of Macedonian National Radio 94,1 FM and on Mojo Blues 103 FM Radio.
    Herebelow is the latest batch of Dixiefrog releases which deserve your interest:

Tommy Castro Band – Guilty Of Love DFCD 8524

Tommy Castro

“The blues is in good hands. Tommy has the voice, the sound and the right intentions to touch everyone's heart”. This is what Carlos Santana said of Tommy Castro and he knows a good musician when he hears it, right? “Guilty Of Love” is Tommy's best effort so far which should go down well with lovers of blues. It mixes variety of styles like R & B, funky swamp rock, Memphis soul, gospel tinged soul of Al Green, but there's blues in Tommy's every note.

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