Backbeat by Chris Bourke

Reviews of "rhythm and roots" albums for Real Groove magazine (New Zealand). The column began at Murray Cammick's Rip It Up magazine in 1994.

July 2004: Ray Charles RIP, Van Hunt, Nellie McKay, Night Train to Nashvilles

June 2004: Jolie Holland, Bonnie Prince Billy, Alison Moorer, North Mississippi All-Stars, Ollabelle, Catie Curtis.

January 2004: Alicia Keys, Meshell Ndegeocello, Rickie Lee Jones, Sarah McLachlan, Over the Rhine, Corey Harris, Eric Bibb, George Benson

December 2003: Al Green, Joan Baez, Randy Newman, Harold Arlen, Blind Boys of Alabama

November 2003: Aretha Franklin, Erykah Badu, Webb Brothers, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, June Carter Cash

October 2003: Shelby Lynne, Joe Henry, Dean Chandler, Finley Quaye, Warratahs

September 2003: Motowns Funk Brothers, Only the Strong Survive, Al Green, Garage & Frat Bands in Memphis, Kings of Leon

August 2003: Luther Vandross, Lizz White, Norah Jones, Sid Selvidge, Robert Cray, Exile on Blues St, Otis Taylor, Tommy Guerrero

July 2003: Stephanie McKay, Richard Thompson, Kings of Leon, Tegan and Sara, Ziggy Marley, Ojos de Brujo, Boz Scaggs

June 2003: Howlin Wolf, Kenny Brown, Maria McKee, Kathleen Edwards, Joan Armatrading, Boomkat, Kimmie Rhodes

May 2003: David Baerwald, Warren Zanes, Bettye Lavette

April 2003: Putumayo label, Music from Coffee Lands, Global Soul, World Playground, T-Model Ford, Alison Krauss, Neil Innes, Willie Nelson

March 2003: Ibrahim Ferrer, Septeto Nacional Ignacio Pineiro, Jimmy Scott, Paul Ubana Jones, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash tribute.

May 2001: Blind Faith and Peter Gabriel.