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Albert Collins: Master of the Telecaster

Albert Collins: Master of the Telecaster

“I didn't record for six years from 1972 to '78. For about a year, I stopped playing completely. My landlord was a contractor, and I started doing work with him. My wife told me 'this ain't you, you've got to keep up with your music' which I'm proud of her...Read Entire Article
The Radiators: Wild and Free CD Giveaway

The Radiators: Wild and Free CD Giveaway

The Blues Blogger's 1st Anniversary Celebration ContinuesThis Giveaway Has Now Ended... Thanks to Everyone Who Entered.The Rules Are SimpleAll you have to do to enter is click on the link below. An email form will open. Make sure you put your name, email address and on the subject line write...Read Entire Article
The Real McCoy - Codename: Tyner

The Real McCoy - Codename: Tyner

As some of you may be aware, TheBluesBlogger site experienced a technical glitch during an update to the latest version of WordPress 2.6. (My platform of choice that operates this site) This is not a technical blog, so I won't be getting into any blogging platform jargon... Many of you...Read Entire Article
Top Jazz Musicians of All Time

Top Jazz Musicians of All Time

(Today I'm featuring a guest post by Grace Beckett, who briefly notes some of the top jazz musicians of all time. I've also included video and audio playlists for each artist, as well as links for additional  information. Please share your thoughts in the comment area below the post... If...Read Entire Article
George Thorogood & The Destroyers: The Dirty Dozen

George Thorogood & The Destroyers: The Dirty Dozen

Saturday evenings is normally the time where I get the majority of my writing done for these posts. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, I ended up just staring at my computer monitor yesterday. The words just weren’t happening. So I did something that, believe it or not, I haven’t done in...Read Entire Article
Blues Hall Of Fame Museum Benefit: Raise The Roof!  PPV Event March 24th

Blues Hall Of Fame Museum Benefit: Raise The Roof! PPV Event March 24th

“I’m excited to be part of this event, and even more excited to have my friends join me in supporting the Blues Foundation. I think it is important for all of us to give back to the music that we love and to ensure that the history of Blues is...Read Entire Article
Joanne Shaw Taylor: Diamonds in the Dirt - Podcast

Joanne Shaw Taylor: Diamonds in the Dirt - Podcast

It Was Almost Two Years Agothat I stumbled upon Joanne Shaw Taylor's debut release White Sugar. It was the first weekend of Spring 2009 and I was getting ready to take my family on a country excursion for a few days. Impressed with what I heard, (and convinced my...Read Entire Article
Leslie West: Soundcheck - 16th Solo Album Release

Leslie West: Soundcheck - 16th Solo Album Release

As the founding member and front man for the band Mountain, Leslie West has established a reputation as one of the most ground-breaking and prominent musicians in rock history. Over the past five decades, he's played and jammed with a wide range of guitarists from Jimi Hendrix to John McLaughlin...Read Entire Article
Greenwood, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 5)

Greenwood, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 5)

If you missed the previous four parts in my Mississippi Delta Tour Series, you can click on the corresponding links below)• Part 1, Desoto County, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour • Part 2, Tunica, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour • Part 3, Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour • Part 4, Indianola, Mississippi: MS Delta TourDay...Read Entire Article
Tal Wilkenfeld: Bass Guitar Prodigy

Tal Wilkenfeld: Bass Guitar Prodigy

This is an article I wrote last year... As there are so many new readers of The Blues Blogger in 2009, there's a chance you may have missed this one. If you've already seen this, I hope you enjoy it the second time around... November 2008I used to get a little...Read Entire Article

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1 month 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.

2 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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3 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:

thebluesblogger.com/162/memphis-minnie-blues-pioneer
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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.

3 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?

thebluesblogger.com/703/buddy-guy-a-man-the-blues-1968

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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5 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 .

6 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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6 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)

thebluesblogger.com/845/albert-king-born-under-a-bad-sign

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

7 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

7 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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7 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!!

7 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

8 months ago

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Check out this fantastic Lyric Video "Boogie Man" by Eric Gales featuring Gary Clark Jr from the upcoming release Middle Of The Road.
youtu.be/rnGywPZu_RIOfficial lyric video for Eric Gales' "Boogie Man (feat. Gary Clark Jr.)" from the new studio album 'Middle Of The Road'. 'Middle Of The Road' will be release...
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8 months ago

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"Keep On Growing" from our upcoming album/film Live From The Fox Oakland is definitely a highlight for any guitar-lovers out there. Give it a good watch and a close listen and see how long into Derek's solo it takes before the hair on your neck starts to stand up.

Pre-order Live From The Fox Oakland here -- tedeschitrucksband.themerchcollective.com/collections/oakland-preorder -- and you can win a Gibson Derek Trucks Signature SG along with tickets and backstage passes to any TTB show in 2017 (plus a $1,000 Visa card to help with expenses).

Live From The Fox Oakland Album Tracklist:
1. Don’t Know What It Means
2. Keep On Growing
3. Bird On The Wire
4. Within You, Without You
5. Just As Strange
6. Crying Over You
7. These Walls (featuring Alam Khan)
8. Anyhow
9. Right On Time
10. Leavin’ Trunk
11. Don’t Drift Away
12. I Want More (Soul Sacrifice outro)
13. I Pity The Fool
14. Ali
15. Let Me Get By
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