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Honey in the Rock

By Jim Caligiuri, January 30, 2008, 12:31pm, Earache!

I caught Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears for the first time a couple of Saturdays ago when they opened for Big Sam’s Funky Nation at a sold-out Continental Club. Their youthful, horn-laden, almost punk take on funk and blues was refreshing, and I wondered where Lewis' roots lie. I asked him for his Top 10 albums of all time, and the 26-year-old guitarist and vocalist readily accepted. Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears rock the Continental again tomorrow night. They're well worth seeing more than once.

Black Joe Lewis’ Top 10 Records of All Time (This Week):

1) Jimi Hendrix, Band of Gypsys
2) Bruce Springsteen, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
3) Eightball & MJG, Comin’ Out Hard
4) Rocket from the Tombs, The Day the Earth Met the …
5) James Brown, Sex Machine (Live)
6) Howlin’ Wolf, Live in Cambridge, Ma., 1966
7) UGK, Ridin’ Dirty
8) Don Covay, King of Soul
9) Lightnin’ Hopkins, The Herald Recordings
10) The Color Changin’ Click, Homer Pimpson 2

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