Johnnie Bassett & the Detroit blues 

'The Gentleman' has a new CD. We've got a compendium of reportage on Bassett & blues in the D.

Brett Callwood’s City Slang column about bluesman Johnnie Bassett got us to thinking about some of the blues coverage in our archive, for instance Keith Owens’ 1998 account of going on the road with Bassett and the Blues Insurgents, Nate Cavalieri’s 2004 paean to the now-defunct Greektown blues spot the Music Menu , Michael Murphy’s 2005 cover story about Alberta Adams and some of Detroit’s other reigning blues divas,Charles L. Latimer’s 2010 piece about the Blues Insurgents’ RJ Spangler,and Owens’ history (Part I, Part II) of the blues in Detroit.

We got the blues right here.

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