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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
Gary Moore: Remembering a Blues Rock Guitar Legend

Gary Moore: Remembering a Blues Rock Guitar Legend

February 6, 2011As my 15 year old son and I settled in to watch the Super Bowl last week, we were surrounded by an assortment of munchies on the table in front of us. Unfortunately I was feeling a little down, and my son was rather fretful about my...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
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
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
Otis Rush: I Can't Quit You Baby

Otis Rush: I Can't Quit You Baby

I feel a whole lot better this weekend! It's funny, every time I get sick or injured, I always seem to trip back to the sixties. I guess forced relaxation can do that to some people... On that note, I'm going to take it easy this weekend. In the meantime,...Read Entire Article
Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Bentonia, Indianola and Greenville, MS

Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Bentonia, Indianola and Greenville, MS

The previous day on my Mississippi journey was a 16-hour marathon of road tripping, touring, dining and visiting friends in Vicksburg. The following morning, we made a brief stop for a cappuccino at The Highway 61 Coffee Shop on Washington street in downtown Vicksburg. Afterwards, we got back on Highway...Read Entire Article
Gino Vannelli: Moment to Moment (Part 2 of 2)

Gino Vannelli: Moment to Moment (Part 2 of 2)

My How Time Flies Where has the time gone? It’s an interesting journey as I attempt to weave my personal life together with my experiences relating to music... This one in particular is a little more personal and telling than others, but it’s a story that I remember fondly. ( You...Read Entire Article
Elvin Bishop: The Blues Rolls On

Elvin Bishop: The Blues Rolls On

New Album This Fall Elvin Bishop's heads back to his roots with his upcoming album The Blues Roll On due out Sept. 23, 2008... On this project Bishop pays tribute to the musicians who helped give him his start. Joining Elvin are appearances by blues greats: B. B. King, Warren Haynes,...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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3 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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3 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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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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