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Two Days in Memphis: Part 2 of 2

Two Days in Memphis: Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of our adventure, I mentioned how my wife Dee and I spent this past Christmas in the Mississippi Delta. On the way home we hung out in Memphis for a few days. First we made stops at the oldest café in Memphis; The Arcade Restaurant. From there we...Read Entire Article
Where is Sade?

Where is Sade?

Helen Folasade Adu more commonly known to her fans as Sade, was born in January 16th, 1959 in Ibadan Nigeria. Her father was a Nigerian teacher and mother an English nurse. Sade’s parents separated when she was four. Together with her mother they would then move Great Hawkesley in North London. ...Read Entire Article
Joe Louis Walker: Appears on Conan March 5th

Joe Louis Walker: Appears on Conan March 5th

One Of My Favorite PerformersJoe Louis Walker will be appearing on TBS’s Conan on Monday March 5th, 2012. JLW and his band will perform the song "Ride All Night" from his new Alligator Records debut CD Hellfire.Walker is no stranger to the music business. His discography includes 23 albums...Read Entire Article
Joe Bonamassa: The Ballad of John Henry and the Country Trail

Joe Bonamassa: The Ballad of John Henry and the Country Trail

Saturday Morning While attempting to sleep in, I got this feeling someone was staring at me. When I opened my eyes I noticed my golden retriever Lucille her snout resting on the bed staring at me; blinking with that anticipating gaze… I knew what she wanted. I had promised to...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
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
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
Guitar Virtuosos:Ross & McKee

Guitar Virtuosos:Ross & McKee

For the past year or so I've been listening to this guy called Andy McKee on Youtube. His playing reminded me of another guy that my wife TBBW just loves. And his name is Don Ross...I often thought to myself ... I wonder if TBBW has heard of Andy McKee?...Read Entire Article
Muddy Waters: Remembering Fathers and Sons on Blues Legends Birthday

Muddy Waters: Remembering Fathers and Sons on Blues Legends Birthday

According to Muddy Waters gravestone, today would have been the blues masters' 100th Birthday. While there is certainly enough documentation proving his actual year of birth being 1913 or even 1914 in the Jug’s Corner community of Issaquena County, Muddy maintained in the fifties that he was born in Rolling Fork...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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3 months ago

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Leslie Carswell Johnson AKA Lazy Lester - The Blues Foundation Blues Hall of Fame inductee (2012) from Torras, Louisiana - stars in a fantastic new GEICO ad alongside the Gecko. (Thanks Cary from Conqueroo for letting me know) Yes, the #Blues is alive and well...

youtu.be/MNFbmyKqLfIThe Gecko finds himself in Memphis, Tenn., riffing with blues legend Lazy Lester. Subscribe to GEICO: on.gei.co/2kvNnOw COMMERCIAL CAST: Lazy Lester -...
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3 months 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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4 months ago

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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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5 months ago

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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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5 months 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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6 months 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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9 months ago

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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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1 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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1 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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1 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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