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Junior Wells: Hoodoo Man Blues

Junior Wells: Hoodoo Man Blues

The following is an article I wrote back in the summer of 2009. Since December 9th, 2015 marks what would have been the late great Junior Well's 81st birthday, and this year also commemorates the 50th anniversary of his debut album Hoodoo Man Blues, I thought it might be fun...Read Entire Article
Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

Since the New Year google analytics reports a big rise in new readers checking out my site. I wanted to welcome you and say thanks for stopping by The Blues Blogger’s home in the blogosphere.I thought with this post I would briefly summarize the progression of this site since Oct/...Read Entire Article
Ana Popovic: New Release Blind For Love

Ana Popovic: New Release Blind For Love

Summer Finally Heats UpI was awakened by the soft clanking of the window blinds in the early morning breeze. Just as I opened my eyes, Lucille, my golden retriever, ran up on the bed and lay down beside me. Placing her head on my chest she began her steadfast stare....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
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
And The Winner of Asa's Latest CD Is:

And The Winner of Asa's Latest CD Is:

Congratulations To:songstress51Thanks to everyone who entered... Asa's latest release on Mercer Street Records is a wonderful album. I look forward to hearing more from this incredibly gifted artist in the future.Songstress51, I'll be emailing you shortly to get your mailing address. Thanks for subscribing to TheBluesBlogger.com.Stay tuned everyone, I will...Read Entire Article
The Lewsh Project: CD Review & Giveaway

The Lewsh Project: CD Review & Giveaway

blockquote>Playing and collaborating with Lewsh & Sandy on this project has been a truly inspiring musical experience. Our roots and connection is as strong as ever regardless of the time that has passed. ~Dave Garber (guitar)FLASHBACK – XMAS NYC 2012 Last Christmas my wife TBBW and I got together with...Read Entire Article
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
Shakura S’Aida: Brown Sugar North American Release April 13th,2010

Shakura S’Aida: Brown Sugar North American Release April 13th,2010

"I am truly blessed by all the incredible opportunities I have had." My life has been filled with amazing adventures; I can't wait to see what happens next!" ~ Shakura S’Aida My wife and I packed our bags. After the crazy year we've had so far we decided to run away....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

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Remembering Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton - Born On This Day Dec. 11, 1926. "Big Mama" got her nickname from Frank Schiffman, the manager of Harlem's Apollo Theater because of her strong voice, size, and personality. And wow, what a voice it was...https://twitter.com/TheBluesBlogger/status/940304981760135168 ... See MoreSee Less

Remembering Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton -  Born On This Day Dec. 11, 1926. Big Mama got her nickname from Frank Schiffman, the manager of Harlems Apollo Theater because of her strong voice, size, and personality. And wow, what a voice it was...https://twitter.com/TheBluesBlogger/status/940304981760135168

Remembering singer/harmonica player - music legend and Blues Hall of Fame inductee - Junior Wells. Born #OnThisDay Dec 9th. His 1965 album Hoodoo Man Blues was a classic! Here's my musical flashback of this truly inspirational artist. Any memories you'd like to share? -
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youtu.be/KWiVUVN6Pd0From "Messin' With The Blues" Live in Montreux Jazz Festival, 1974 Buddy Guy and Junior Wells opening the show for Muddy Waters. With Bill Wyman, Pinetop Per...
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SAW HIM AT BLIND WILLIE"S MANY YEARS AGO, HE WAS NOT IN GOOD SHAPE.

One of my favorite blues tunes to dance too.

3 months 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.

4 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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4 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:

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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.

5 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?

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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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7 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 .

8 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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8 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

8 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

8 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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9 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!!

9 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