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The Blues Blogger's Random Prize Draw: Amazon Gift Certificate

The Blues Blogger's Random Prize Draw: Amazon Gift Certificate

------------THIS DRAW IS NOW CLOSED -------------Congratulations to CoolBus!!! He won the Amazon Gift Certificate Random Draw. Your $50.00 gift card has been emailed... Thanks everyone for your overwhelming support! I have a few more surprises in store in the weeks to come... Stay tuned!!!As I mentioned in my...Read Entire Article
Gene Krupa: King of Cool

Gene Krupa: King of Cool

I love spring! It’s a time when I get most of my thoughts together and organized for the remainder of the year. At least I try anyway... I take my workouts outdoors with my golden retriever Lucille and together with her smiling fur face we explore the hiking trails and...Read Entire Article
Buddy Guy: Born To Play Guitar - Album Review

Buddy Guy: Born To Play Guitar - Album Review

“A lot of people look at blues and think it's a sad music. If you listen to the lyrics of the blues, if it don't hit you, it hits someone you know. And we sang about the good and bad times, so you can't say it's all bad.” ~ Buddy...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
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Christmas Blues: Season’s Greetings and All The Best In 2010

I'm going to be brief as some circumstances over the past several days have caught my family off guard… As most of my loyal readers are aware, The Blues Blogger was created as a therapeutic way to express myself after my heart attack more than 2 years ago. Through those...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
Elvin Bishop: The Blues Rolls On

Elvin Bishop: The Blues Rolls On

New Album This Fall Elvin Bishop's heads back to his roots with his upcoming album The Blues Roll On due out Sept. 23, 2008... On this project Bishop pays tribute to the musicians who helped give him his start. Joining Elvin are appearances by blues greats: B. B. King, Warren Haynes,...Read Entire Article
Remembering Joe Zawinul

Remembering Joe Zawinul

"There is nothing wrong with electronic music as long as you're putting some soul behind the technology." ~ Joe Zawinul Today marks what would have been Joe Zawinul's 78th birthday. I remember first hearing Zawinul in my early teens when I worked part time in the blues and jazz department of...Read Entire Article
Blues Highway 61 Journey: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Blues Highway 61 Journey: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Early Morning Before checking out of the Gold Strike Casino Hotel in Tunica, I took one last look at the magnificent view of the Mighty Mississippi from my room. After a delicious breakfast at The Blue and White Restaurant, we topped off our Mazda CX-5 at the gas station next door,...Read Entire Article

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