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Junior Wells: Hoodoo Man Blues

Junior Wells: Hoodoo Man Blues

The following is an article I wrote back in the summer of 2009. Since December 9th, 2015 marks what would have been the late great Junior Well's 81st birthday, and this year also commemorates the 50th anniversary of his debut album Hoodoo Man Blues, I thought it might be fun...Read Entire Article
The Radiators: Serving Up 30 Years of Tasty Tunes

The Radiators: Serving Up 30 Years of Tasty Tunes

As fall is just around the corner, there is a tradition in TheBluesBlogger household where we start organizing and freezing meals for the shorter cooler days to come… TBBW, or the TheBluesBloggersWife (for those new to this blog), has been more serious than ever in preparing healthy meals since my...Read Entire Article
Grammy Nominee: The Truth According To Ruthie Foster

Grammy Nominee: The Truth According To Ruthie Foster

"The truth, according to this remarkable album, is that Ruthie Foster is one of America's finest soul-blues artists... a full-on blast of soul and blues... The combination of a talented band, powerful songs, and Foster's roaring gospel-inspired vocals leaves Truth with no weak spots among its dozen tracks. If this...Read Entire Article
Memphis Minnie: Blues Pioneer

Memphis Minnie: Blues Pioneer

The previous post I wrote featured Etta Baker. It was derived by some rather mocking and playful remarks made TheBluesBloggersWife or for short TBBW. She felt I was totally overlooking some of the more influential women that played the blues. She was right!I then started the research process … What...Read Entire Article
Beverly (Guitar) Watkins: Playing It Like A Man

Beverly (Guitar) Watkins: Playing It Like A Man

"When I get on stage, it's like electrifying, you know, I light up and just get into the crowd. I've had people come up to me after the show who say, 'You know, when I came to your show, hey, I was down and out, but now I feel so...Read Entire Article
Bring On The Blues: Documentary by Elvis D'Silva

Bring On The Blues: Documentary by Elvis D'Silva

It was a fascinating experience meeting all these people most of whom work other jobs and learning that for a lot of them blues music is a burning passion. They make time to hone their craft and keep alive their love for the blues by playing small venues whenever they...Read Entire Article
Recalling Elvin

Recalling Elvin

My son was rather anxious to talk to me this morning. He had something to show me that he thought I’d find interesting ... It was a book he wrote on the history of our family’s pets … It took him a week to piece everything together and I was...Read Entire Article
Ana Popovic: Versatile Artist Making History

Ana Popovic: Versatile Artist Making History

Many bloggers will agree that it's difficult to keep the same concentration level on your posts in the month of December... With all the increased activity and travel plans for those of us making our way back home for the holidays, there is less time to spend on our creative...Read Entire Article
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
Bob Malone: Electrifying New Album Release - Mojo Deluxe

Bob Malone: Electrifying New Album Release - Mojo Deluxe

"John Fogerty's five-man backup band was slouch-free — with the show-stealer trophy going to a shaggy-haired Bob Malone." ~ EDMONTON JOURNAL This past weekend was extremely damp and dreary. With all the storm warnings in effect, I decided to stick indoors. I like rainy weekends once in a while, as it gives...Read Entire Article

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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 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.https://thebluesblogger.com/775/the-paul-butterfield-blues-band-east-west-1966

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Happy Birthday Paul, RIP🎼

Why I play harp!

What a fantastic video of Paul Butterfield on the To Tell The Truth TV Show. If you haven't seen this, you'll want to check it out!youtu.be/pw7lbGqc4x8

Saw the Paul Butterfield blues band in San Francisco in the 60s, they blew me away

me too...one of my favourite & still is...

His performance of 'Mystery Train' on The Last Waltz blew me away!

Better Days,indeed

A memorable live concert—about 50 years ago!

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1 month 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

Remembering Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton -  Born On This Day Dec. 11, 1926. Big Mama got her nickname from Frank Schiffman, the manager of Harlems Apollo Theater because of her strong voice, size, and personality. And wow, what a voice it was...https://twitter.com/TheBluesBlogger/status/940304981760135168

1 month 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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SAW HIM AT BLIND WILLIE"S MANY YEARS AGO, HE WAS NOT IN GOOD SHAPE.

One of my favorite blues tunes to dance too.

4 months 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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❤️ Little Milton. This song is particularly special to me.

5 months 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

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)

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BB King Charles Spaniel?

Darryl McDonald

Hound Dog Taylor!

Kenny Wayne Shepard?

Buster's got the blues

I like happy day dog

Robert johhshound

how about he aint nothing but a hound dog barking all the time :)

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5 months 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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On todays 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.Heres a link to one of my articles on her:https://thebluesblogger.com/162/memphis-minnie-blues-pioneer

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Very influential.

One of my favourite Blues artists!

She and Kansas Joe did some great songs.

6 months ago

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"I'm gonna play something so funky, you can smell it..."

Happy Birthday to #Blues legend Buddy Guy - 81 years young today! What are some of your favorite Buddy Guy songs/albums?

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youtu.be/tu4gbiZegP0Festival Express Tour 1970
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Feels like rain is a fine album. Paul Rodgers sings with him on one track.

"I could have had religion" on SouthSide Blues Jam.

Buddy Guys "Skin Deep," the track with Susan Tedeski is great, it gives me goose bumps!

I did a review on this album when it first came out - Some outstanding music on this recording - Including the track you've mentioned above: Thanks for Sharing Jo! youtu.be/M5miplogHBI

You are welcome! Thank you too, for making me think about it, I will now have to dig it out & play it. I agree with you blues blogger-there's some great tracks on the album.

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8 months ago

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King of the Delta #Blues Robert Johnson was born #OnThisDay (May 8,1911 - Aug 16,1938) One of the most influential musicians of all time...

thebluesblogger.com/852/robert-johnson-stop-breakin-down - youtu.be/SElPERvFIwQLike in facebook the pages: R.C. Álamo Blues ; RC Alamo Delta Blues ; The most beautiful Cigar Box Guitars ; I Love Resos thanks!
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I've been to the so called Crossroads in Clarksdale .

9 months ago

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"Them pains... When blues pains grab you, you'll sing the blues right." Happy Birthday to #blues guitarist and captivating singer Otis Rush. #BornOnThisDay Apr 29, 1935 - Here's a piece on Otis I wrote way back when - thebluesblogger.com/608/otis-rush-i-cant-quit-you-baby

youtu.be/Uy2tEP3I3DMOtis with Fred Below,Myers
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9 months ago

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“Hard luck and trouble is my only friend. I been on my own ever since I was ten...”🎵Thinking of the late great Albert King born 94 years ago #OnThisDay (Apr 25, 1923 - Dec 21, 1992)

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youtu.be/BKY8KIt9kqcAlbert King - 1981 - Born Under A Bad Sign
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Douglas Watson

9 months ago

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Remembering one of my favorite guitar players Gary Moore - Who was born 65 years ago #OnThisDay (Apr 4, 1952 - Feb 6, 2011) He sure is missed! youtu.be/4O_YMLDvvnwCry guitar, cry.. ... See MoreSee Less

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Gary Moore brilliant Blues man and guitarist :-)

One of his best songs! Thanks

9 months ago

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"What Muddy did for us is what we should do for others. HE PASSED IT ON." - Keith Richards

Happy birthday in blues heaven to Muddy Waters!
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10 months ago

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"I am, and always will be, a blues guitarist..." ~Eric Clapton

Happy 72nd Birthday to one of my favorite artists of all time. Hope you're feeling better.
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I am, and always will be, a blues guitarist... ~Eric ClaptonHappy 72nd Birthday to one of my favorite artists of all time. Hope youre feeling better.

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Happy Birthday! May your day bring you joy and love.

& a fine one at that! HBD2UEC!!

10 months ago

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Remembering Memphis #music legend and #Blues Hall of Fame inductee Rufus Thomas, born 100 years ago #OnThisDay (Mar 26, 1917- Dec 15, 2001) He was also known (amongst many monikers) as "The Funkiest Man Alive"The first Hit of the great singer and showman ... See MoreSee Less