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Joanne Shaw Taylor: Time Has Come With Debut Release White Sugar

Joanne Shaw Taylor: Time Has Come With Debut Release White Sugar

"I wanted to take time out to really work on my craft and make sure that when I did an album it was the best that I could do."-JST The articles you read on TheBluesBlogger have me drifting through time... I love writing about the past and the music that was...Read Entire Article
Blind Faith: Flashback Summer 1969

Blind Faith: Flashback Summer 1969

I would run into the house because Mandy (a girl I went to elementary school with) would try and kiss me yet again. Not my idea of fun when I was nine years old… My brother still teases me about that to this day… ~ tbb My brother has only recently...Read Entire Article
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
Jeff Healey: ‘Lost’ Album - Heal My Soul – Celebrates Artist’s 50th Birthday With Previously Unheard Material

Jeff Healey: ‘Lost’ Album - Heal My Soul – Celebrates Artist’s 50th Birthday With Previously Unheard Material

He was like another one of my sons... Jeff Healey...(exhales hard)... oh my God... ~B.B. King Heal My Soul, the new posthumous album from Canadian jazz and blues-rock guitarist/singer Jeff Healey, was released today on Provogue Records. Featuring twelve enthralling previously unheard tracks - the album also celebrates with fans and...Read Entire Article
Bonnie Raitt: Discography and Current News

Bonnie Raitt: Discography and Current News

(This following is a guest post written by Grace Beckett who briefly covers discography and current news for Bonnie Raitt, along with info regarding her latest album Slipstream... I've included a twitterstream and some of Raitt's videos from now and then for your viewing pleasure.)    Bonnie Raitt Anyone who is a...Read Entire Article
Robert Johnson: Stop Breakin' Down

Robert Johnson: Stop Breakin' Down

Today would have been Robert Johnson's 99th birthday. I'm not sure what I could ever say about Johnson that hasn't been said, written or played before. I wanted to put together a post to commemorate the day. But I really didn't know where to begin, and how to put together...Read Entire Article
On The Road With Guitar Red

On The Road With Guitar Red

Debut Release Out NowOne of the best parts of being TheBluesBlogger is the info I receive regarding artists I may not be too familiar with. Some of them are real gems, which brings us to Lightnin In a Bottle, the upcoming release from Guitar Red.I didn't have the opportunity to...Read Entire Article
TheBluesBlogger's Birthday Today: And We're Back In Business!!!

TheBluesBlogger's Birthday Today: And We're Back In Business!!!

Several days ago during a routine upgrade to Wordpress, the TheBluesBlogger site suffered a major glitch ... I'm happy to report that somebody came through and fixed my site. It absolutely made my day. I'm going to have a piece of my birthday cake and I will have an updated...Read Entire Article
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Blues at Steak

Last week my wife TBBW and I went out for dinner. It doesn’t happen very often, as I’m on a strict diet. So when the opportunity comes around, we tend to choose a steakhouse, as it is a bona fide treat for both of us… We really enjoy the time...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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