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Gene Krupa: King of Cool

Gene Krupa: King of Cool

I love spring! It’s a time when I get most of my thoughts together and organized for the remainder of the year. At least I try anyway... I take my workouts outdoors with my golden retriever Lucille and together with her smiling fur face we explore the hiking trails and...Read Entire Article
Tunica, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 2)

Tunica, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 2)

(If you missed the previous segment of my article where we toured Desoto County, you can click here for —> Part 1 of my MS Delta Tour )DAY 2 - Later that Afternoon After our tour of Desoto County, our next stop was Tunica, Mississippi. The trip down Highway 61...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
Legendary Reunion: Return to Forever 2008

Legendary Reunion: Return to Forever 2008

Return To Forever One of the most influential jazz groups of the seventies has reunited. After 30 years of questions and speculation from fans, the classic lineup of Chick Corea, Al Di Meola, Stanley Clark and Lenny White have embarked on a U.S. and European tour comprising of 40-50 dates so...Read Entire Article
Electric Blues Masters (Part 3 of 3)

Electric Blues Masters (Part 3 of 3)

When you look back and think of all the major influences when it comes to the electric blues in the mid to late sixties, you cannot ignore what Jimi Hendrix brought to the music scene. Not usually known as a blues player to the general public, there was no doubt...Read Entire Article
Willie Dixon: 100th Birthday of Blues Music Legend

Willie Dixon: 100th Birthday of Blues Music Legend

“The blues will always be, because the blues are the roots of all American music. As long as American music survives, so will the blues.” ~Willie Dixon Today music legend Willie Dixon would have been 100 years old... When I close my eyes and think of some of the tunes Dixon...Read Entire Article
My Teenage Daze

My Teenage Daze

For the past several weeks I’ve been experiencing writers block. The first time I can say this has happened since I started TheBluesBlogger site. Usually I’m never at a loss for words when it comes to discussing music… So I thought perhaps if I share a little of what’s presently...Read Entire Article
And The Winner Of The CD/DVD Prize Giveaway Is ...

And The Winner Of The CD/DVD Prize Giveaway Is ...

A random draw was just placed and ...Congratulations Goes Tomottvilles2coolYou are the lucky winner of 55 Years of Blues. I will email you shortly to get the details of where to ship your prize.I just want to thank everyone who signed up and participated in my first CD/DVD Giveaway... Lately...Read Entire Article
Blues 2010: Still Got the Groove

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

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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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2 years ago

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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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2 years ago

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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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2 years ago

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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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2 years ago

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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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2 years ago

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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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3 years 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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3 years 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

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3 years 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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