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Bonnie Raitt: Discography and Current News

Bonnie Raitt: Discography and Current News

(This following is a guest post written by Grace Beckett who briefly covers discography and current news for Bonnie Raitt, along with info regarding her latest album Slipstream... I've included a twitterstream and some of Raitt's videos from now and then for your viewing pleasure.)    Bonnie Raitt Anyone who is a...Read Entire Article
Jeff Healey: ‘Lost’ Album - Heal My Soul – Celebrates Artist’s 50th Birthday With Previously Unheard Material

Jeff Healey: ‘Lost’ Album - Heal My Soul – Celebrates Artist’s 50th Birthday With Previously Unheard Material

He was like another one of my sons... Jeff Healey...(exhales hard)... oh my God... ~B.B. King Heal My Soul, the new posthumous album from Canadian jazz and blues-rock guitarist/singer Jeff Healey, was released today on Provogue Records. Featuring twelve enthralling previously unheard tracks - the album also celebrates with fans and...Read Entire Article
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters: Spread the Love

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters: Spread the Love

"I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud." ~ B. B. King Early MorningThe clanking of blinds could be heard as the approaching autumn breeze sailed throughout...Read Entire Article
Terry Kath: Wishing You Were Here

Terry Kath: Wishing You Were Here

The persona of The Blues Blogger has allowed me to do a lot of soul searching and ponder aspects of my life in a way that was never possible before. It’s given me a canvas in which to express myself, and at the same time feature artists that have inspired...Read Entire Article
Holiday Season Musical Reflection

Holiday Season Musical Reflection

For the past 14 months what started as a therapeutic blog has since seen some amazing growth. It’s important that you know how much I appreciate all your kind words and continued support… For me there isn't a Christmas present better than this!... Thanks.I was reading some of my favorite...Read Entire Article
Asa: Self Titled Release Debuts on Mercer Street Records

Asa: Self Titled Release Debuts on Mercer Street Records

Occasionally I like putting together posts which venture slightly outside TheBluesBlogger norm… It’s interesting, because when I do, they end up being some of the more popular articles on my site. An example of this is two pieces I wrote on singer Sade. One called Sade: The Wait Continues, and...Read Entire Article
Boz Scaggs (1969): Loan Me a Dime

Boz Scaggs (1969): Loan Me a Dime

As I’ve previously mentioned, this month marks the 1st anniversary of The Blues Blogger site. This time last year, because of the circumstances surrounding my own health, I needed an outlet for my creativity that I had bottled up for many years…The persona of The Blues Blogger became that means...Read Entire Article
Murali Coryell: Sweet New Release Sugar Lips - CD Review

Murali Coryell: Sweet New Release Sugar Lips - CD Review

A few weeks back I received a message from a friend informing me about a new release by Murali Coryell called Sugar Lips. This immediately brought to mind an album review I did last October for Joe Louis Walker’s latest Between A Rock And The Blues. There were many memorable...Read Entire Article
The Lewsh Project: CD Review & Giveaway

The Lewsh Project: CD Review & Giveaway

blockquote>Playing and collaborating with Lewsh & Sandy on this project has been a truly inspiring musical experience. Our roots and connection is as strong as ever regardless of the time that has passed. ~Dave Garber (guitar)FLASHBACK – XMAS NYC 2012 Last Christmas my wife TBBW and I got together with...Read Entire Article

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2 months ago

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Remembering Blues legend Paul Butterfield - Born in Chicago #OnThisDay Dec 17,1942 - Butterfield was a major influence for me and the creation of my blog. His impact on the electric blues scene and the rest of the music world can still be felt today.

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Remembering Blues legend Paul Butterfield - Born in Chicago #OnThisDay Dec 17,1942 - Butterfield was a major influence for me and the creation of my blog. His impact on the electric blues scene and the rest of the music world can still be felt today.https://thebluesblogger.com/775/the-paul-butterfield-blues-band-east-west-1966

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Happy Birthday Paul, RIP🎼

Why I play harp!

What a fantastic video of Paul Butterfield on the To Tell The Truth TV Show. If you haven't seen this, you'll want to check it out!youtu.be/pw7lbGqc4x8

Saw the Paul Butterfield blues band in San Francisco in the 60s, they blew me away

me too...one of my favourite & still is...

His performance of 'Mystery Train' on The Last Waltz blew me away!

Better Days,indeed

A memorable live concert—about 50 years ago!

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2 months ago

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Remembering Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton - Born On This Day Dec. 11, 1926. "Big Mama" got her nickname from Frank Schiffman, the manager of Harlem's Apollo Theater because of her strong voice, size, and personality. And wow, what a voice it was...https://twitter.com/TheBluesBlogger/status/940304981760135168 ... See MoreSee Less

Remembering Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton -  Born On This Day Dec. 11, 1926. Big Mama got her nickname from Frank Schiffman, the manager of Harlems Apollo Theater because of her strong voice, size, and personality. And wow, what a voice it was...https://twitter.com/TheBluesBlogger/status/940304981760135168

3 months ago

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Remembering singer/harmonica player - music legend and Blues Hall of Fame inductee - Junior Wells. Born #OnThisDay Dec 9th. His 1965 album Hoodoo Man Blues was a classic! Here's my musical flashback of this truly inspirational artist. Any memories you'd like to share? -
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youtu.be/KWiVUVN6Pd0From "Messin' With The Blues" Live in Montreux Jazz Festival, 1974 Buddy Guy and Junior Wells opening the show for Muddy Waters. With Bill Wyman, Pinetop Per...
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SAW HIM AT BLIND WILLIE"S MANY YEARS AGO, HE WAS NOT IN GOOD SHAPE.

One of my favorite blues tunes to dance too.

6 months ago

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Remembering The Blues Foundation Hall of Fame Inductee (1988) James Milton Campbell Jr, better known as Little Milton - Born #OnThisDay (Sept 7, 1934 – Aug 4, 2005)

youtu.be/j4z-oGv1cbwMusic video by Little Milton performing We're Gonna Make It.
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❤️ Little Milton. This song is particularly special to me.

6 months ago

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Happy #NationalDogDay - Does your furry friend have the #blues today? Why not play some Howlin' Woof? (Yes, I know.... A little obvious) Any other suggestions? (Cartoon art by R.K. Wright) ... See MoreSee Less

Happy #NationalDogDay - Does your furry friend have the #blues today? Why not play some Howlin Woof? (Yes, I know.... A little obvious) Any other suggestions? (Cartoon art by R.K. Wright)

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BB King Charles Spaniel?

Darryl McDonald

Hound Dog Taylor!

Kenny Wayne Shepard?

Buster's got the blues

I like happy day dog

Robert johhshound

how about he aint nothing but a hound dog barking all the time :)

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7 months ago

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On today's date August 6th, 1973 Memphis Minnie passed away... Known as a #blues pioneer, Minnie was more than a good artist, she could hold her own against any of the blues artists of her time. Most importantly she influenced many of today’s successful and aspiring guitarists.

Here's a link to one of my articles on her:

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On todays date August 6th, 1973 Memphis Minnie passed away... Known as a #blues pioneer, Minnie was more than a good artist, she could hold her own against any of the blues artists of her time. Most importantly she influenced many of today’s successful and aspiring guitarists.Heres a link to one of my articles on her:https://thebluesblogger.com/162/memphis-minnie-blues-pioneer

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Very influential.

One of my favourite Blues artists!

She and Kansas Joe did some great songs.

7 months ago

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"I'm gonna play something so funky, you can smell it..."

Happy Birthday to #Blues legend Buddy Guy - 81 years young today! What are some of your favorite Buddy Guy songs/albums?

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youtu.be/tu4gbiZegP0Festival Express Tour 1970
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Feels like rain is a fine album. Paul Rodgers sings with him on one track.

"I could have had religion" on SouthSide Blues Jam.

Buddy Guys "Skin Deep," the track with Susan Tedeski is great, it gives me goose bumps!

I did a review on this album when it first came out - Some outstanding music on this recording - Including the track you've mentioned above: Thanks for Sharing Jo! youtu.be/M5miplogHBI

You are welcome! Thank you too, for making me think about it, I will now have to dig it out & play it. I agree with you blues blogger-there's some great tracks on the album.

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10 months ago

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King of the Delta #Blues Robert Johnson was born #OnThisDay (May 8,1911 - Aug 16,1938) One of the most influential musicians of all time...

thebluesblogger.com/852/robert-johnson-stop-breakin-down - youtu.be/SElPERvFIwQLike in facebook the pages: R.C. Álamo Blues ; RC Alamo Delta Blues ; The most beautiful Cigar Box Guitars ; I Love Resos thanks!
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I've been to the so called Crossroads in Clarksdale .

10 months ago

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"Them pains... When blues pains grab you, you'll sing the blues right." Happy Birthday to #blues guitarist and captivating singer Otis Rush. #BornOnThisDay Apr 29, 1935 - Here's a piece on Otis I wrote way back when - thebluesblogger.com/608/otis-rush-i-cant-quit-you-baby

youtu.be/Uy2tEP3I3DMOtis with Fred Below,Myers
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10 months ago

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“Hard luck and trouble is my only friend. I been on my own ever since I was ten...”🎵Thinking of the late great Albert King born 94 years ago #OnThisDay (Apr 25, 1923 - Dec 21, 1992)

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youtu.be/BKY8KIt9kqcAlbert King - 1981 - Born Under A Bad Sign
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Douglas Watson

11 months ago

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Remembering one of my favorite guitar players Gary Moore - Who was born 65 years ago #OnThisDay (Apr 4, 1952 - Feb 6, 2011) He sure is missed! youtu.be/4O_YMLDvvnwCry guitar, cry.. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gary Moore brilliant Blues man and guitarist :-)

One of his best songs! Thanks

11 months ago

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"What Muddy did for us is what we should do for others. HE PASSED IT ON." - Keith Richards

Happy birthday in blues heaven to Muddy Waters!
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11 months ago

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"I am, and always will be, a blues guitarist..." ~Eric Clapton

Happy 72nd Birthday to one of my favorite artists of all time. Hope you're feeling better.
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I am, and always will be, a blues guitarist... ~Eric ClaptonHappy 72nd Birthday to one of my favorite artists of all time. Hope youre feeling better.

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Happy Birthday! May your day bring you joy and love.

& a fine one at that! HBD2UEC!!

11 months ago

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Remembering Memphis #music legend and #Blues Hall of Fame inductee Rufus Thomas, born 100 years ago #OnThisDay (Mar 26, 1917- Dec 15, 2001) He was also known (amongst many monikers) as "The Funkiest Man Alive"The first Hit of the great singer and showman ... See MoreSee Less