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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
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Blues 2010: Still Got the Groove

Music Was EverywhereAs a kid growing up in the sixties music captured my imagination... Back then I was still way too young to express myself. But I did know I was hooked and really didn't stand a chance. I had an overwhelming desire to be involved somehow, but not...Read Entire Article
Two Days in Memphis: Part 1 of 2

Two Days in Memphis: Part 1 of 2

To preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues and ensure the future of the uniquely American art form ~ Blues Foundation Mission Statement This past Christmas my wife Dee and I spent some time in the Mississippi Delta. Our travels took us to Tunica...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
Leslie West: Soundcheck - 16th Solo Album Release

Leslie West: Soundcheck - 16th Solo Album Release

As the founding member and front man for the band Mountain, Leslie West has established a reputation as one of the most ground-breaking and prominent musicians in rock history. Over the past five decades, he's played and jammed with a wide range of guitarists from Jimi Hendrix to John McLaughlin...Read Entire Article
Grammy Museum® Mississippi Tour: Cleveland, MS

Grammy Museum® Mississippi Tour: Cleveland, MS

Driving up from Greenville during my Mississippi Delta road trip last month, I made a brief stop in Cleveland, MS. On the outskirts of the city within a few miles, you will find blues treasures like Po Monkey’s Juke Joint and Dockery Farms; the place where Charley Patton, Son House,...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
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
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
Blind Faith: Flashback Summer 1969

Blind Faith: Flashback Summer 1969

I would run into the house because Mandy (a girl I went to elementary school with) would try and kiss me yet again. Not my idea of fun when I was nine years old… My brother still teases me about that to this day… ~ tbb My brother has only recently...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