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Mississippi Delta - Blues Highway 61 Journey: Tunica, MS

Mississippi Delta - Blues Highway 61 Journey: Tunica, MS

October marks the 8th anniversary of The Blues Blogger site - and what better setting than a visit to the Mississippi Delta. On this trip I would also meet my brother David, who flew in from New York City an hour after my arrival at Memphis International to share in...Read Entire Article
Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS  Delta Tour (Part 3)

Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3)

(If you missed the previous two articles 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 DAY 3 – Mid Afternoon After leaving The Hollywood Café, we were on our way to...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
Electric Blues Masters (Part 1 of 3)

Electric Blues Masters (Part 1 of 3)

Like most beginning bloggers I was struggling with what might be a good idea for my very first post. I thought about going back and reflecting on icons like Robert Johnson and W.C. Handy. They were incredible human beings who motivated so many people. However, my influences come from people...Read Entire Article
San Jose Jazz Festival: Celebrating 20 Years

San Jose Jazz Festival: Celebrating 20 Years

"The blues are an integral part of jazz and all music today," Over the past 20 years, San Jose Jazz has presented some of the greatest blues talent in the world and this year is no exception. This year's line-up will please everyone from the casual listener to the most...Read Entire Article
Muddy Waters: Remembering Fathers and Sons on Blues Legends Birthday

Muddy Waters: Remembering Fathers and Sons on Blues Legends Birthday

According to Muddy Waters gravestone, today would have been the blues masters' 100th Birthday. While there is certainly enough documentation proving his actual year of birth being 1913 or even 1914 in the Jug’s Corner community of Issaquena County, Muddy maintained in the fifties that he was born in Rolling Fork...Read Entire Article
Chicago Blues: A Living History - 2010 Grammy Nominee

Chicago Blues: A Living History - 2010 Grammy Nominee

"An engaging, updated introduction to the world of Chicago blues... Captures the musical spirit of the city and traces its development through the past 50 years. This album celebrates the past by breathing new life into it. " ~ PopMatters On Sunday January 31st, 2010they’ll be handing out the 52nd...Read Entire Article
Johnny Winter: Self Titled Album (1969)

Johnny Winter: Self Titled Album (1969)

Happy 71st Birthday to blues music legend Johnny Winter. We lost Winter last July, but his music will continue to be an inspiration to all his fans and blues lovers everywhere. Here's one of my favorite articles originally featured almost six years ago for the 40th Anniversary of his Self...Read Entire Article
Recalling Elvin

Recalling Elvin

My son was rather anxious to talk to me this morning. He had something to show me that he thought I’d find interesting ... It was a book he wrote on the history of our family’s pets … It took him a week to piece everything together and I was...Read Entire Article

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1 month 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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1 month 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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7 months ago

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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

7 months ago

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"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)youtube.com
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7 months ago

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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

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Invented multi track recording too just quietly.

The man !! 😍

8 months ago

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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

8 months ago

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Joe Bonamassa is playing Live with Kimmel's Band on 07-28-16 ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago

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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?

ow.ly/qVrh302yr6CKiller color video of Mike Bloomfield in his heyday and his gorgeous Les Paul!!
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Played a stormer on look over yonders wall on the Paul Butterfields blues band l.p

One of the all time greats! 😉

I have the Mike Bloomfield Sessions album

Don't forget about Elvin Bishop!!!

master guitar player

You'll like this one Wes Robinson.

Wine wine wine.......

I am not a guitarist but speaking as fan, I think that he was right up there with Clapton and Hendrix.

I probably listened to East West hundreds of times. We went to the Whisky to see Electric Flag and they let us sit on the stage with them, true story.

a brilliant guitarist... a tragic self-destruct...

Move over Stevie, Jeff , Carlos, Eric, and Jimmy

I love that guitar!

That was damn good !!!

i bought two albums in downtown san francisco after getting off the bus from merced in the fall of 66 going back to school. light my fire by the doors and the paul butterfield blues band. saw mike at the fillmore with the paul butterfield blues band. saw the doors about 5 times, once in the spring of 67 in merced

joli son mais pas mal d'approximations la penta mineure ne fait pas tout mais bon c'est pas recent !

Great, thanks a lot!!!!

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8 months ago

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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?

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It changed everything for me. It was my gateway to the original blues.

If I remember right John, was that the Album(LP) cover photo. I think you brought that to one of our rehearsals( practises). In those days we would sit down and take of the "words" of the songs. I think they now call them, " lyrics"

The album cover alone alone...made me want to know more...about who these guys were and about their music.

Are you referring to Hideaway by Freddy King?

Still awesome after all these years. Whenever I feel the need to refresh my roots I go back to this (and Robert Johnson's King of the Delta Blues Singers; as does Eric who incidentally has recently said that the Beano Album was his template for everything that followed)

Had it vinyl now I have it on CD

I still have the vinyl in my home in Thailand.

Great album. Have it in mono and stereo.

Still have the album....laid the way for many blues fans......

I' ve worn out 2 vinyl copies and 2 cds as well. Yes I'd say it influenced me

Used to have it am sure stepping out was on it as well another brilliant instrumental from slow hand

Got me started on guitar - still sounds fresh.

Classic

Awesome

I loved this album.

Still got a copy somewhere

Followed it by getting Fresh Cream the day it came out.

This and much of Mayal's early material along with Big Bill Broonzy. Still love to this day.

Yes! Great album, no doubt about it, still got mine.

Lucky enough to have gotten to see the legend couple years ago.

My Bible.

Ground breaking LP. It changed my life, for sure.

Big time guitar album

I was but not that long ago. Maybe 40 years ago.

Got the album. We saw John Mayall in concert last year, here in Melbourne! In his 80's and he 'still got the blues'! I actually shook his hand (He was personally selling his CD's in the lobby!)

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9 months ago

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“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)