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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
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
Junior Wells: Hoodoo Man Blues

Junior Wells: Hoodoo Man Blues

The following is an article I wrote back in the summer of 2009. Since December 9th, 2015 marks what would have been the late great Junior Well's 81st birthday, and this year also commemorates the 50th anniversary of his debut album Hoodoo Man Blues, I thought it might be fun...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
Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Clarksdale & Bridging the Blues

Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Clarksdale & Bridging the Blues

Clarksdale, MS After our tour of the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, we walked to our rental vehicle which was parked at Delta University. Pulling out of the lot, we headed north on Highway 61 to Clarksdale; our base for the remainder of our road trip...The last time I was in Clarksdale...Read Entire Article
Celebrate TheBluesBlogger's 1st Anniversary: CD/DVD Prize Giveaway

Celebrate TheBluesBlogger's 1st Anniversary: CD/DVD Prize Giveaway

This Prize Giveaway Has Now EndedCongratulations to: mottsville2coolWhat started as a therapeutic blog after suffering my heart attack last year, TheBluesBlogger.com has turned into a destination for people who like a reflective look on blues and jazz with a unique personal perspective. To date I'm very pleased with the positive response...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
Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign

Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign

"At that time, my writing partner was William Bell. He came over to my house the night before the session. William wrote the words and I wrote the music in my den that night. That was one of my greatest moments in the studio as far as being thrilled with...Read Entire Article
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Blues at Steak

Last week my wife TBBW and I went out for dinner. It doesn’t happen very often, as I’m on a strict diet. So when the opportunity comes around, we tend to choose a steakhouse, as it is a bona fide treat for both of us… We really enjoy the time...Read Entire Article

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4 weeks 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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2 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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2 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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3 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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4 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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4 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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5 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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8 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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8 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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8 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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11 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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12 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

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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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