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Freddie King: Is a Blues Master

Freddie King: Is a Blues Master

One of my first audible memories is of my brother practicing his guitar to the song "Hideaway" from John Mayall and the Blues Breaker’s famous “Beano” record with Eric Clapton. It’s a melody that would be embedded into my early psyche and was my first introduction to blues at 6...Read Entire Article
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: East West (1966)

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: East West (1966)

Classic Album Celebrates 50 Years Since Release The following article was written back in October 2009… At the time it was the 2nd anniversary of my blog, and I was reminiscing about the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's album East West, and the influence it had on so many people. In 2009 PBBB still...Read Entire Article
Etta Baker: Queen of the Piedmont Blues

Etta Baker: Queen of the Piedmont Blues

If there’s one thing you should know about me it’s this; I drive my wife nuts ... I’m always asking her about my articles. “What you think?” “Is this a good idea?” “How does it look?” After hearing me pontificate yet again, my wife TBBW gives me a steady...Read Entire Article
Robert Johnson: Is This The End of 508 Park Avenue?

Robert Johnson: Is This The End of 508 Park Avenue?

Blues for 508 Park Ave: Owners of the "Robert Johnson Building" File for Demolition PermitFor more information and comments regarding this, you can click on the link above to take you to the article by The Dallas Observer.508 Park Ave... the building in Dallas where Robert Johnson recorded 13...Read Entire Article
Mike Zito: Inspiring New Release Pearl River
Joe Bonamassa: Live From The Royal Albert Hall - DVD Review & Giveaway

Joe Bonamassa: Live From The Royal Albert Hall - DVD Review & Giveaway

Congratulations to Marcel L and John G. They have both won a copy of Joe's DVD. You're gonna love it! Thanks to everyone who entered... I vividly recall my first audible memory being the song “Hideaway” from John Mayall and the Blues Breakers 1966 LP (commonly known as the Beano album)...Read Entire Article
Ana Popovic: Versatile Artist Making History

Ana Popovic: Versatile Artist Making History

Many bloggers will agree that it's difficult to keep the same concentration level on your posts in the month of December... With all the increased activity and travel plans for those of us making our way back home for the holidays, there is less time to spend on our creative...Read Entire Article
Celebrating 100 Years of Jazz

Celebrating 100 Years of Jazz

The 1st International Jazz AwardsSunday June 29th, 2008 is the date where some of the best musicians will come together to honor legendary Jazz artists and their music. This event will take place in Beverly Hills, California at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Comedian D.L. Hughley will...Read Entire Article
The Radiators: Serving Up 30 Years of Tasty Tunes

The Radiators: Serving Up 30 Years of Tasty Tunes

As fall is just around the corner, there is a tradition in TheBluesBlogger household where we start organizing and freezing meals for the shorter cooler days to come… TBBW, or the TheBluesBloggersWife (for those new to this blog), has been more serious than ever in preparing healthy meals since my...Read Entire Article
Remembering Little Walter ...

Remembering Little Walter ...

The following article was originally featured Dec 3rd, 2007 on blogcritics.org. Coincidentally a few weeks later, Little Walter was inducted into The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. The timing made this a very popular piece... As May 1,2010 would have been Little Walter's 80th birthday, I've re-posted...Read Entire Article
San Jose Jazz Fest - Blues Stage - Carolyn Wonderland

San Jose Jazz Fest - Blues Stage - Carolyn Wonderland

A dollop of Janis Joplin, a slice of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a big load of soulful individuality. That's Wonderland, a seething-hot Texas singer-guitarist. And she can write too. ~ Boston HeraldEarly Sunday MorningThe alarm accidentally went off at 5:00 am, the same time it usually...Read Entire Article

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“All my life I’ve been doing what people tell me to do. Now, I’m telling them.” ~ John Lee Hooker

Remembering #blues legend John Lee Hooker. Born #OnThisDay August 22nd
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“All my life I’ve been doing what people tell me to do. Now, I’m telling them.” ~ John Lee HookerRemembering #blues legend John Lee Hooker. Born #OnThisDay August 22nd

"Leave your ego, play the music, love the people."

Remembering one of my favorite #blues artists, the late great Luther Allison - Born #OnThisDay (Aug 17, 1939 - Aug 12,1997)
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This commercial never gets old - Remembering the great Les Paul guitarist-inventor who passed away #OnThisDay August 13, 2009. What are some of your favourite Les Paul moments? ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Birthday (Aug 1) to #Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray - youtu.be/XOEDpepI6qA - "(Won't Be) Coming Home" ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Birthday (Aug 1) to #Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray - youtu.be/XOEDpepI6qA - (Wont Be) Coming Home

The Blues Blogger shared Joe Bonamassa's album. ... See MoreSee Less

Joe Bonamassa is playing Live with Kimmel's Band on 07-28-16

Remembering guitarist Michael Bernard “Mike” Bloomfield - Born in Chicago #OnThisDay 1943... He took the blues world by storm for his stunning work with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. This led to gigs as lead guitarist on Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, and Super Sessions in 1968 along with Al Kooper. He was also a founding member of the short lived band The Electric Flag. Did Mike Bloomfield’s playing have an effect on you?

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Killer color video of Mike Bloomfield in his heyday and his gorgeous Les Paul!!

One of my first audible memories was the song “Hideaway” from the famous “Beano” LP by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton. Incredibly influential, it was released 50 years ago #OnThisDay. How many of you were inspired by this album? ... See MoreSee Less

One of my first audible memories was the song “Hideaway” from the famous “Beano” LP by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton. Incredibly influential, it was released 50 years ago #OnThisDay. How many of you were inspired by this album?

“I play any piano with a good tune.” ~Pinetop Perkins. Born #OnThisDay in Belzoni, MS. (07/07/1913 - 03/21/2011) ... See MoreSee Less

“I play any piano with a good tune.” ~Pinetop Perkins. Born #OnThisDay in Belzoni, MS. (07/07/1913 - 03/21/2011)

Born #OnThisDay in 1943, the late Alan Wilson. Guitarist, harpist, singer, composer & co-founder of Canned Heat.

"On The Road Again"
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Born #OnThisDay in 1943, the late Alan Wilson. Guitarist, harpist, singer, composer & co-founder of Canned Heat.On The Road Again
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Finally saw Robert Trujillo 's Jaco (film) this weekend. A wonderful tribute to an incredibly gifted artist. I loved it!

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Finally saw Robert Trujillo s Jaco (film) this weekend. A wonderful tribute to an incredibly gifted artist. I loved it!http://jacopastorius.com/film/

Remembering #blues legend the late great Willie Dixon, born #OnThisDay 1915 - youtu.be/UcqqyL-Y6Go - "Bassology" ... See MoreSee Less

Remembering #blues legend the late great Willie Dixon, born #OnThisDay 1915 - youtu.be/UcqqyL-Y6Go - Bassology

Happy 81st Birthday (July 1st) to #blues harp player and singer songwriter, James Cotton - youtu.be/GZXMWklGf84 - "The Creeper" ... See MoreSee Less

Happy 81st Birthday (July 1st) to #blues harp player and singer songwriter, James Cotton - youtu.be/GZXMWklGf84 - The Creeper