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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
Buddy Guy: A Man & The Blues (1968)

Buddy Guy: A Man & The Blues (1968)

The following article was originally written back in 2009... As today (July 30th, 2016) is Buddy Guy's 80th birthday, I decided to re-post one of my favorite reflective pieces with some updated touring info for 2016.  I hope you enjoy it! ~tbb In the Summer of 2008 I was asked to write...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
Colin Linden: Upcoming Album Release Rich In Love - Preview

Colin Linden: Upcoming Album Release Rich In Love - Preview

“While the music on my new album covers a lot of influences, I still think of myself as a blues player, whatever I’m doing.” ~ Colin Linden On Sept. 25th roots singer/guitarist/producer Colin Linden will release his latest recording entitled Rich In Love on Stony Plain Records. This is Linden’s first...Read Entire Article
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Twittering the Blues 2: Road Tunes

This past weekend TheBluesBlogger family visited our friends in the country. The last time we were there, I ended up in the hospital as a result of a dirt bike accident. A few days later feeling sore and foolish, I decided to pick 10 random songs that came to mind...Read Entire Article
Murali Coryell: Sweet New Release Sugar Lips - CD Review

Murali Coryell: Sweet New Release Sugar Lips - CD Review

[display_podcast] Amazon.com Widgets A few weeks back I received a message from a friend informing me about a new release by Murali Coryell called Sugar Lips. This immediately brought to mind an album review I did last October for Joe Louis Walker’s latest Between A Rock And The Blues. There were many...Read Entire Article
Electric Blues Masters (Part 2 of 3)

Electric Blues Masters (Part 2 of 3)

After school and on the weekends I enjoyed watching shows like Batman, Star Trek, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, and my personal favourite Get Smart. My brother would also add that I was watching Lassie. Yes I admit it! Lassie was in syndication and I watched the show as much...Read Entire Article
Robert Johnson: Is This The End of 508 Park Avenue?

Robert Johnson: Is This The End of 508 Park Avenue?

Blues for 508 Park Ave: Owners of the "Robert Johnson Building" File for Demolition PermitFor more information and comments regarding this, you can click on the link above to take you to the article by The Dallas Observer.508 Park Ave... the building in Dallas where Robert Johnson recorded 13...Read Entire Article
The Animals: We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

The Animals: We Gotta Get Out Of This Place

This post is going to be brief as I’ve been a little under the weather this past weekend… Whenever I feel this way I tend to drift off somewhere out of the norm. I’m not sure why that is, but it happens every time… Shuffling slowly around the house, I...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

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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

#Blues Birthday: Born #OnThisDay in 1915, David “Honeyboy” Edwards - youtu.be/Q7UV0JKEfVQ - "Gamblin Man" ... See MoreSee Less

#Blues Birthday: Born #OnThisDay in 1915, David “Honeyboy” Edwards - youtu.be/Q7UV0JKEfVQ - Gamblin Man