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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
5 days ago
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? -
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... ... See MoreSee Less
SAW HIM AT BLIND WILLIE"S MANY YEARS AGO, HE WAS NOT IN GOOD SHAPE.
One of my favorite blues tunes to dance too.
3 months ago
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. ... See MoreSee Less
❤️ Little Milton. This song is particularly special to me.
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
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:
thebluesblogger.com/162/memphis-minnie-blues-pioneer ... See MoreSee Less
One of my favourite Blues artists!
She and Kansas Joe did some great songs.
5 months ago
"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?
youtu.be/tu4gbiZegP0Festival Express Tour 1970 ... See MoreSee Less
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.
7 months ago
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! ... See MoreSee Less
I've been to the so called Crossroads in Clarksdale .
"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 ... See MoreSee Less
“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)
youtu.be/BKY8KIt9kqcAlbert King - 1981 - Born Under A Bad Sign ... See MoreSee Less
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
Gary Moore brilliant Blues man and guitarist :-)
One of his best songs! Thanks
"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! ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Birthday! May your day bring you joy and love.
& a fine one at that! HBD2UEC!!
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