Birmingham Blues

Last weekend we dashed down to Birmingham for a very last-minute treat - a concert by the Robert Cray Band. I've been a fan of Cray for years, ever since I heard his famous track 'Right Next Door' on a compilation Blues album.  I shouldn't like it really since it's borderline soul which I'm less [...]

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‘From Blue to Black’ by Joel Lane

  The title of this book is wonderfully appropriate, both in its suggestion of the book's noir genre and in its reflection of the incredible monochromatic atmosphere Joel Lane conjures up. Because there is almost no colour in his narrative. Everything described is either black, white or in endless shades of gray, with only the [...]