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Robert Cray

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Robert Cray Band: Bad Influence (Demon)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, 15 September 1984

LOOKS LIKE a blues album, but this is some of the tightest, earthiest soul music of the '80s. A beautiful record, originally out on the ...

The Robert Cray Band: Dingwalls, London

Live Review by Bill Black, Sounds, 20 April 1985

ROBERT CRAY is to blues what Wynton Marsalis is to jazz. That is, a young, mercurial talent who's arrived on the scene with a fresh, ...

The Robert Cray Band: Electric Ballroom, London

Live Review by Chris Roberts, Sounds, 3 August 1985

Cray of Sunshine ...

Robert Cray Bringing The Blues Up To Date

Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 17 October 1985

YOU CAN UNDERSTAND why Robert Cray felt uncomfortable about the stir he created among blues fans two years ago. The arrival of an accomplished young ...

Microdisney: The Clock Comes Down The Stairs; Albert Collins et al: Showdown!; Yma Sumac: Legend Of The Sun Virgin

Review by Max Bell, The Times, 1 February 1986

Irish quirkiness and venom ...

B.B. King and Robert Cray: "Being a Blues Singer is Like Being Black Two Times"

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, November 1986

Ask the besuited patriarch or the bedenimed young turk. Charles Shaar Murray talks to B.B. King and Robert Cray. ...

Robert Cray: New Twist On The Blues

Profile and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 26 April 1987

"IT'S REALLY FUNNY now, because when you're really down and out, nothing comes to you," reflected Robert Cray. "But when things start going for you, ...

Robert Cray: Stax 'N' Blues

Profile and Interview by Simon Witter, i-D, December 1987

With the highest charting blues album ever under his belt, soulful Robert Cray is laughing as he brings "my parents' music" into the '80s, and ...

Robert Cray: Young Bob's Blues

Interview by Tony Burke, Blues & Rhythm, February 1989

ON OCTOBER 24th, 1988, Robert Cray played a sell out gig at the Manchester Apollo. He was riding high and on this extensive UK tour ...

Robert Cray: Music Man

Interview by Pippa Lang, What Hi-Fi?, September 1989

Don't go to record company parties or mix with producers to catch a glimpse of Robert Cray. As he tells Pippa Lang, making music is ...

Robert Cray: Bobbing Along

Interview by Paul Elliott, Sounds, 1 September 1990

Robert Cray has gotten himself hitched to a girl from Leicester and gone back to the Stax and Volt labels for inspiration on his new ...

Robert Cray: Wedded Bliss Blues

Profile and Interview by Mark Cooper, Daily Telegraph, 15 September 1990

Mark Cooper asks, can contented men sing the blues? I do, says Robert Cray ...

The Robert Cray Band: Midnight Stroll

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, October 1990

ANOTHER ROBERT CRAY album: we all know what to expect by now, right? ...

The Robert Cray Band: Midnight Stroll

Review by Paul Sexton, Select, October 1990

THE CHIPS were well and truly down for Robert Cray this time. It was felt that 1988's Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark had him ...

B.B. King, Robert Cray: Hammersmith Apollo, London

Live Review by Roger St. Pierre, Blues & Soul, 15 December 1992

KING BY name, King by nature — B.B. of that ilk was certainly well named. ...

Robert Cray: Blues Pour L'Homme

Interview by Don Waller, MOJO, July 1995

MOJO catches up with handsome devil Robert Cray in that traditional milieu of the blues hero: on the road in Anchorage, Alaska… ...

The Dirty Dozen: Twelve gritty new blues CDs

Review by Ted Drozdowski, The Boston Phoenix, 7 June 1999

HERE'S MUD IN your ear: a dozen new or reissued blues albums that capture the gritty spirit of the music in a passel of different ...


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