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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
Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues

Ma Rainey: Mother of the Blues

"You like blues? I'll give you the blues. Don't call your mother for another week, and I guarantee you'll have the blues..." ~ my mom After all these years writing as The Blues Blogger, I rarely mention my mother. Since today is Mother’s Day, I thought I’d give her a bit...Read Entire Article
Remembering Little Walter ...

Remembering Little Walter ...

The following article was originally featured Dec 3rd, 2007 on blogcritics.org. Coincidentally a few weeks later, Little Walter was inducted into The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. The timing made this a very popular piece... As May 1,2010 would have been Little Walter's 80th birthday, I've re-posted...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
Roy Buchanan: Unknown Guitar Master

Roy Buchanan: Unknown Guitar Master

As mentioned on many past articles, I grew up listening to a lot of music around the house while growing up. In my teens I worked in a fairly upscale record store. However, I wasn’t anywhere near these places when I was first heard Roy Buchanan’s music.I was in high...Read Entire Article
Jaco Pastorius: The Great Innovator

Jaco Pastorius: The Great Innovator

On December 1st bass legend Jaco Pastorius would've been 62 years old... The following article was written in September 2008. Out of the many jazz posts I’ve done, this one is my favorite. Twenty six years after his tragic death, Jaco Pastorius’ extraordinary talent continues to generate a sentimental spot...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
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
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters: Spread the Love

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters: Spread the Love

"I feel the respect and affection for him that a father feels for his son. He is one of the most serious blues guitarists you can find today. He makes me proud." ~ B. B. King Early MorningThe clanking of blinds could be heard as the approaching autumn breeze sailed throughout...Read Entire Article

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I’m moved by the latest song “Hello, Highway” by John Fusco. A cathartic personal tune written on his recent trip back to Visit the Mississippi Delta after 30+ years. While driving up Highway 61, John discovers the ghosts of his youth and makes a return #BackToTheCrossroads. Produced by Cody Dickinson, the song is haunting, soulful and hopeful. Take a listen. ... See MoreSee Less

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Multi talented award winning writer-producer John Fusco wrote his 1st screenplay 'Crossroads' as a student at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He recently went #BackToTheCrossRoads to record some ORGANically inspired tunes. Produced by Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars, his first single "Drink Takes the Man" from the upcoming 'Back to the Crossroads' LP sounds awesome! Take a listen ---> itunes.apple.com/ca/album/drink-takes-the-man-single/1387060078 ... See MoreSee Less

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Remembering Memphis Minnie - Born #OnThisDay June 3, 1897. She played a significant role in the development of electric blues in the 30’s and 40’s. And once defeated Big Bill Broonzy in a battle of the #blues for a bottle of gin and whiskey -
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“If I made records for my own pleasure, I would only record Charley Patton songs.” ~Bob Dylan

Remembering the “Father of the Delta Blues” Charley Patton, who passed away on this day Apr 28, 1934. Often considered one of the most important American musicians of the 20th century.
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"Born under a bad sign. Been down since I began to crawl..."🎶

Remembering blues legend and Blues Hall of Fame inductee (1983) Albert King - Born On This Day April 25, 1923 in Indianola, Mississippi

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"With the money I save eating these sandwiches, I can buy a handful of resistors..."

Remembering the great Leo Fender, who passed away On This Day (03/21/1991) Fender's panache for instrument design inspired some of the greatest musicians (past and present) create some amazing #music
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Remembering Blues legend Paul Butterfield - Born in Chicago #OnThisDay Dec 17,1942 - Butterfield was a major influence for me and the creation of my blog. His impact on the electric blues scene and the rest of the music world can still be felt today.

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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

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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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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

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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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