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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
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...Read Entire Article
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Led Zeppelin: 40th Anniversary of Landmark Release

This month marks the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s debut album. It’s a record that not only made a distinct impression on the music world, but also stimulated our imaginations; leading us on a alternate path into the blues/rock world. And a newly discovered one that would eventually give...Read Entire Article
Chops: Documentary Highlights Essentially Ellington Program

Chops: Documentary Highlights Essentially Ellington Program

As many of you are already aware, I grew up listening to a lot of music. My earliest memories are of my father spinning his vast collection of jazz records. It was his appreciation of jazz that introduced me to the music of Duke Ellington and so many other jazz...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
Beale Street: Furry Sings the Blues

Beale Street: Furry Sings the Blues

Fall 2007 while recovering from my heart attack, I began a period of soul searching. At the time, almost 20 years had passed since I tried my hand at writing... The following article was my attempt to get back into the writing mode. The piece was originally published on blogcritics.org...Read Entire Article
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
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Susan Tedeschi Back To The River CD Giveaway Winners

Amazon.com WidgetsCongratulations go to the two following individuals:Steve and Duane ...You have both won a copy of Susan Tedeschi's latest CD "Back To The River." Thank you so much for entering the giveaway. I will be contacting you via email shortly to get details on where to ship...Read Entire Article
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo Tour 2010

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Mojo Tour 2010

I used to be a little insecure about whether I could sing the blues authentically. I can do my version of it, and this has our stamp on it. It would be an empty exercise if we weren't bringing something to the party." ~Tom Petty A steady wave of contagious blues...Read Entire Article
Canned Heat: A Feverish Flashback

Canned Heat: A Feverish Flashback

The fall time flu has set in… The Blues Blogger has got it bad man! And yes …Like any typical guy, I’m whining and complaining like you wouldn’t believe. My wife TBBW has gone out because she says I look hideous. “You’re a mess, man. Get some sleep.” She’s...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