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And The Winner of Asa's Latest CD Is:

And The Winner of Asa's Latest CD Is:

Congratulations To:songstress51Thanks to everyone who entered... Asa's latest release on Mercer Street Records is a wonderful album. I look forward to hearing more from this incredibly gifted artist in the future.Songstress51, I'll be emailing you shortly to get your mailing address. Thanks for subscribing to TheBluesBlogger.com.Stay tuned everyone, I will...Read Entire Article
Ralph Towner: A Journey Through Musical Expression

Ralph Towner: A Journey Through Musical Expression

I am aware that some articles I write are going to appeal to some of my readers more than others. We all have different tastes. I am purposely testing my boundaries when it comes to these posts. Remember it is a reflective blues and jazz revue! It does lean mostly...Read Entire Article
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
Robin Trower: Something's About To Change - CD Review / 2015 Spring Tour Info

Robin Trower: Something's About To Change - CD Review / 2015 Spring Tour Info

I go for as much feeling as I can rather than show what I can do up and down the neck. I don't play to show people ability. ~ Robin Trower I didn’t know what to expect when I started listening to Robin Trower’s latest album "Something's About To Change." I...Read Entire Article
Delta Blues: TheBluesBlogger's 2nd Anniversary Prize Giveaway

Delta Blues: TheBluesBlogger's 2nd Anniversary Prize Giveaway

------------THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ------------- Congratulations to Jan R-B!!! She is the winner of the Delta Blues Book Giveaway. Jan is also known as @LOLAsFeedAnFuel on twitter... Thanks to everyone who entered the draw. Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American MusicAs a way of...Read Entire Article
On The Road With Guitar Red

On The Road With Guitar Red

Debut Release Out NowOne of the best parts of being TheBluesBlogger is the info I receive regarding artists I may not be too familiar with. Some of them are real gems, which brings us to Lightnin In a Bottle, the upcoming release from Guitar Red.I didn't have the opportunity to...Read Entire Article
TheBluesBlogger's Birthday Today: And We're Back In Business!!!

TheBluesBlogger's Birthday Today: And We're Back In Business!!!

Several days ago during a routine upgrade to Wordpress, the TheBluesBlogger site suffered a major glitch ... I'm happy to report that somebody came through and fixed my site. It absolutely made my day. I'm going to have a piece of my birthday cake and I will have an updated...Read Entire Article
Welcome to TheBluesBlogger.com

Welcome to TheBluesBlogger.com

I am now seeing a big rise in traffic to this site! I thought it was important to officially say hello and acknowledge the readers of this Blog. A big part of this traffic is returning readers. I am very flattered and humbled by your loyalty and kind comments via...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

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2 months ago

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I’m moved by the latest song “Hello, Highway” by John Fusco. A cathartic personal tune written on his recent trip back to Visit the Mississippi Delta after 30+ years. While driving up Highway 61, John discovers the ghosts of his youth and makes a return #BackToTheCrossroads. Produced by Cody Dickinson, the song is haunting, soulful and hopeful. Take a listen. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 months ago

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Leslie Carswell Johnson AKA Lazy Lester - The Blues Foundation Blues Hall of Fame inductee (2012) from Torras, Louisiana - stars in a fantastic new GEICO ad alongside the Gecko. (Thanks Cary from Conqueroo for letting me know) Yes, the #Blues is alive and well...

youtu.be/MNFbmyKqLfIThe Gecko finds himself in Memphis, Tenn., riffing with blues legend Lazy Lester. Subscribe to GEICO: on.gei.co/2kvNnOw COMMERCIAL CAST: Lazy Lester -...
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3 months ago

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Multi talented award winning writer-producer John Fusco wrote his 1st screenplay 'Crossroads' as a student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He recently went #BackToTheCrossRoads to record some ORGANically inspired tunes. Produced by Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, his first single "Drink Takes the Man" from the upcoming 'Back to the Crossroads' LP sounds awesome! Take a listen ---> itunes.apple.com/ca/album/drink-takes-the-man-single/1387060078 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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Remembering Memphis Minnie - Born #OnThisDay June 3, 1897. She played a significant role in the development of electric blues in the 30’s and 40’s. And once defeated Big Bill Broonzy in a battle of the #blues for a bottle of gin and whiskey -
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5 months ago

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“If I made records for my own pleasure, I would only record Charley Patton songs.” ~Bob Dylan

Remembering the “Father of the Delta Blues” Charley Patton, who passed away on this day Apr 28, 1934. Often considered one of the most important American musicians of the 20th century.
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5 months ago

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"Born under a bad sign. Been down since I began to crawl..."🎶

Remembering blues legend and Blues Hall of Fame inductee (1983) Albert King - Born On This Day April 25, 1923 in Indianola, Mississippi

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6 months ago

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"With the money I save eating these sandwiches, I can buy a handful of resistors..."

Remembering the great Leo Fender, who passed away On This Day (03/21/1991) Fender's panache for instrument design inspired some of the greatest musicians (past and present) create some amazing #music
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9 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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9 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

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9 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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1 years 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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1 years 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

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1 years 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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