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Albert Collins: Master of the Telecaster

Albert Collins: Master of the Telecaster

“I didn't record for six years from 1972 to '78. For about a year, I stopped playing completely. My landlord was a contractor, and I started doing work with him. My wife told me 'this ain't you, you've got to keep up with your music' which I'm proud of her...Read Entire Article
Fender FSR American Standard Hand Stained Ash Stratocaster - Review

Fender FSR American Standard Hand Stained Ash Stratocaster - Review

As many of you are aware, The Blues Blogger site draws a lot of interest from guitar players and six string enthusiasts worldwide. So today I'm featuring a guest post from Steve Williams and his review of The Fender FSR American Standard Hand Stained Ash Stratocaster.  Steve has rated it out...Read Entire Article
Delmark Records: It Ain't Over

Delmark Records: It Ain't Over

The Blues Foundation will present the 31st Annual Blues Music Awards (formally known as "W.C. Handy Awards,") on May 6, 2010, from the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Artists, industry reps and supporters from around the world will have the opportunity to celebrate the finest in Blues recording and...Read Entire Article
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day by Day Night After Night - Giveaway

Stevie Ray Vaughan: Day by Day Night After Night - Giveaway

I tell you the truth, it really hurts. The only thing that keeps me from crying is knowing the joy that he brought to us. I can see his smile right now, him sitting there with his Mexican hat on, going, "Hey, it's all right..." ~B.B. King October 3rd 2010marks what...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
Robin Trower: Something's About To Change - CD Review / 2015 Spring Tour Info

Robin Trower: Something's About To Change - CD Review / 2015 Spring Tour Info

I go for as much feeling as I can rather than show what I can do up and down the neck. I don't play to show people ability. ~ Robin Trower I didn’t know what to expect when I started listening to Robin Trower’s latest album "Something's About To Change." I...Read Entire Article
Mike Zito: Inspiring New Release Pearl River

Mike Zito: Inspiring New Release Pearl River

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting this past weekend. You see it was two years ago around this time that I suffered my heart attack. I'm mentioning this because as I look back, I believe strongly in the positive medicinal and psychological affect music can offer. There’s no greater...Read Entire Article
Etta Baker: Queen of the Piedmont Blues

Etta Baker: Queen of the Piedmont Blues

If there’s one thing you should know about me it’s this; I drive my wife nuts ... I’m always asking her about my articles. “What you think?” “Is this a good idea?” “How does it look?” After hearing me pontificate yet again, my wife TBBW gives me a steady gaze...Read Entire Article
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
Joe Bonamassa: The Ballad of John Henry and the Country Trail

Joe Bonamassa: The Ballad of John Henry and the Country Trail

Saturday Morning While attempting to sleep in, I got this feeling someone was staring at me. When I opened my eyes I noticed my golden retriever Lucille her snout resting on the bed staring at me; blinking with that anticipating gaze… I knew what she wanted. I had promised to...Read Entire Article

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1 month ago

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Remembering The Blues Foundation Hall of Fame Inductee (1988) James Milton Campbell Jr, better known as Little Milton - Born #OnThisDay (Sept 7, 1934 – Aug 4, 2005)

youtu.be/j4z-oGv1cbwMusic video by Little Milton performing We're Gonna Make It.
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❤️ Little Milton. This song is particularly special to me.

2 months ago

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Happy #NationalDogDay - Does your furry friend have the #blues today? Why not play some Howlin' Woof? (Yes, I know.... A little obvious) Any other suggestions? (Cartoon art by R.K. Wright) ... See MoreSee Less

Happy #NationalDogDay - Does your furry friend have the #blues today? Why not play some Howlin Woof? (Yes, I know.... A little obvious) Any other suggestions? (Cartoon art by R.K. Wright)

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BB King Charles Spaniel?

Darryl McDonald

Hound Dog Taylor!

Kenny Wayne Shepard?

Buster's got the blues

I like happy day dog

Robert johhshound

how about he aint nothing but a hound dog barking all the time :)

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3 months ago

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On today's date August 6th, 1973 Memphis Minnie passed away... Known as a #blues pioneer, Minnie was more than a good artist, she could hold her own against any of the blues artists of her time. Most importantly she influenced many of today’s successful and aspiring guitarists.

Here's a link to one of my articles on her:

thebluesblogger.com/162/memphis-minnie-blues-pioneer
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On todays date August 6th, 1973 Memphis Minnie passed away... Known as a #blues pioneer, Minnie was more than a good artist, she could hold her own against any of the blues artists of her time. Most importantly she influenced many of today’s successful and aspiring guitarists.Heres a link to one of my articles on her:https://thebluesblogger.com/162/memphis-minnie-blues-pioneer

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Very influential.

One of my favourite Blues artists!

She and Kansas Joe did some great songs.

3 months ago

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"I'm gonna play something so funky, you can smell it..."

Happy Birthday to #Blues legend Buddy Guy - 81 years young today! What are some of your favorite Buddy Guy songs/albums?

thebluesblogger.com/703/buddy-guy-a-man-the-blues-1968

youtu.be/tu4gbiZegP0Festival Express Tour 1970
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Feels like rain is a fine album. Paul Rodgers sings with him on one track.

"I could have had religion" on SouthSide Blues Jam.

Buddy Guys "Skin Deep," the track with Susan Tedeski is great, it gives me goose bumps!

I did a review on this album when it first came out - Some outstanding music on this recording - Including the track you've mentioned above: Thanks for Sharing Jo! youtu.be/M5miplogHBI

You are welcome! Thank you too, for making me think about it, I will now have to dig it out & play it. I agree with you blues blogger-there's some great tracks on the album.

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5 months ago

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King of the Delta #Blues Robert Johnson was born #OnThisDay (May 8,1911 - Aug 16,1938) One of the most influential musicians of all time...

thebluesblogger.com/852/robert-johnson-stop-breakin-down - youtu.be/SElPERvFIwQLike in facebook the pages: R.C. Álamo Blues ; RC Alamo Delta Blues ; The most beautiful Cigar Box Guitars ; I Love Resos thanks!
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I've been to the so called Crossroads in Clarksdale .

6 months ago

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"Them pains... When blues pains grab you, you'll sing the blues right." Happy Birthday to #blues guitarist and captivating singer Otis Rush. #BornOnThisDay Apr 29, 1935 - Here's a piece on Otis I wrote way back when - thebluesblogger.com/608/otis-rush-i-cant-quit-you-baby

youtu.be/Uy2tEP3I3DMOtis with Fred Below,Myers
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6 months ago

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“Hard luck and trouble is my only friend. I been on my own ever since I was ten...”🎵Thinking of the late great Albert King born 94 years ago #OnThisDay (Apr 25, 1923 - Dec 21, 1992)

thebluesblogger.com/845/albert-king-born-under-a-bad-sign

youtu.be/BKY8KIt9kqcAlbert King - 1981 - Born Under A Bad Sign
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Douglas Watson

7 months ago

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Remembering one of my favorite guitar players Gary Moore - Who was born 65 years ago #OnThisDay (Apr 4, 1952 - Feb 6, 2011) He sure is missed! youtu.be/4O_YMLDvvnwCry guitar, cry.. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gary Moore brilliant Blues man and guitarist :-)

One of his best songs! Thanks

7 months ago

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"What Muddy did for us is what we should do for others. HE PASSED IT ON." - Keith Richards

Happy birthday in blues heaven to Muddy Waters!
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7 months ago

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"I am, and always will be, a blues guitarist..." ~Eric Clapton

Happy 72nd Birthday to one of my favorite artists of all time. Hope you're feeling better.
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I am, and always will be, a blues guitarist... ~Eric ClaptonHappy 72nd Birthday to one of my favorite artists of all time. Hope youre feeling better.

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Happy Birthday! May your day bring you joy and love.

& a fine one at that! HBD2UEC!!

7 months ago

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Remembering Memphis #music legend and #Blues Hall of Fame inductee Rufus Thomas, born 100 years ago #OnThisDay (Mar 26, 1917- Dec 15, 2001) He was also known (amongst many monikers) as "The Funkiest Man Alive"The first Hit of the great singer and showman ... See MoreSee Less

8 months 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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8 months 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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