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“Roadhouse Album Review: Barbara Blue is a soulful presence on “From the Shoals†January 25, 2023 Jim White

Barbara Blue opens her latest album in typical Barbara Blue fashion — with powerful vocals wrapped up in the tightly crafted music of her backers. She’s not known as the reigning queen of Beale Street for no reason… MORE>>

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“Blue is a powerhouse vocalist and this disc lets her talents shine.” January 13, 2023 Mark Smith

2023, Big Blue Records Performing professionally since 1977 and winning countless awards since, including a Brass Note on the Beale Street Walk of Fame in Memphis, singer Barbara Blue checks in on this, her 13th, independent release. Produced by Jim Gaines and recorded in the Nutthouse Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama… MORE>>

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Review by John Wirt January 25, 2023

Barbara Blue, a blues and soul singer from Pittsburgh who performed on Beale Street in Memphis for nearly 25 years, recorded From the Shoals at Nutthouse Studios in Sheffield, Alabama. The album’s recording location explains… MORE>>

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Review by Juke Jackson January 25, 2023

Now this is some serious Blues and Music. What an amazing voice and incredible band to support this powerhouse… MORE >>

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Here’s one in Croatian – Sound Guardian Kreirano: 30 SijeÄanj 2023

Odmak od samo nekoliko dana ne umanjuje ekskluzivnost ovog teksta. Naime, “From The Shoals” je album Barbare Blue, pjevaÄice koja već viÅ¡e desetljeća opstaje na ovoj nimalo lakoj i pristupaÄnoj scvjetskoj blues sceni… MORE >>

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Slinky, Soulful and Swampy Blues Straight Outta Beale Street December 8, 2022

I don’t know anyone in the Soul or Blues world that can sing a song the way Barbara Blue does. I’m not saying… MORE >>

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Don Wilcock January 30, 2023

Barbara Blue Is a Piece of Work, A Very Talented One… Barbara now has earned the moniker “Reigning Queen of Beale St.†With ‘From The Shoals’ she sets out to hold onto her crown… MORE>>

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Anne Carlini January 31, 2023

For those unaware, on ‘From The Shoals,’ Barbara Blue intertwines Blues, Soul, R&B, & Americana. Recorded at the legendary NuttHouse Recording Studio in Muscle Shoal… MORE >>

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