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Jaco Pastorius: The Great Innovator

Jaco Pastorius: The Great Innovator

On December 1st bass legend Jaco Pastorius would've been 62 years old... The following article was written in September 2008. Out of the many jazz posts I’ve done, this one is my favorite. Twenty six years after his tragic death, Jaco Pastorius’ extraordinary talent continues to generate a sentimental spot...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
A Cool Swinging Father's Day

A Cool Swinging Father's Day

This morning I received two Father's Day cards ... One from my 12 year old son and the other from my faithful Golden Retriever "Lucille." There's nothing better than getting a little recognition on this special day. I also got the afternoon off to do as I like. So what...Read Entire Article
San Jose Jazz Fest - Blues Stage - Carolyn Wonderland

San Jose Jazz Fest - Blues Stage - Carolyn Wonderland

A dollop of Janis Joplin, a slice of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a big load of soulful individuality. That's Wonderland, a seething-hot Texas singer-guitarist. And she can write too. ~ Boston Herald Early Sunday MorningThe alarm accidentally went off at 5:00 am, the same time it usually does every weekday...Read Entire Article
The Blues Blogger's Random Prize Draw: Amazon Gift Certificate

The Blues Blogger's Random Prize Draw: Amazon Gift Certificate

------------THIS DRAW IS NOW CLOSED -------------Congratulations to CoolBus!!! He won the Amazon Gift Certificate Random Draw. Your $50.00 gift card has been emailed... Thanks everyone for your overwhelming support! I have a few more surprises in store in the weeks to come... Stay tuned!!!As I mentioned in my...Read Entire Article
Roy Buchanan: Unknown Guitar Master

Roy Buchanan: Unknown Guitar Master

As mentioned on many past articles, I grew up listening to a lot of music around the house while growing up. In my teens I worked in a fairly upscale record store. However, I wasn’t anywhere near these places when I was first heard Roy Buchanan’s music.I was in high...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
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
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

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10 months ago

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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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11 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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11 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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12 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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1 years 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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1 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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1 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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1 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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1 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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1 years 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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2 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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2 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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2 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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