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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
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: East West (1966)

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band: East West (1966)

Classic Album Celebrates 50 Years Since Release The following article was written back in October 2009… At the time it was the 2nd anniversary of my blog, and I was reminiscing about the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's album East West, and the influence it had on so many people. In 2009 PBBB still...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
Thinking About Matt “Guitar” Murphy

Thinking About Matt “Guitar” Murphy

Every year my wife and I host a Christmas Eve party where family and friends come over to reflect and discuss the usual pros and cons of life and wrap up yet another year. While tidying up the house and thinking about what music to put together for the party,...Read Entire Article
Two Days in Memphis: Part 1 of 2

Two Days in Memphis: Part 1 of 2

To preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues and ensure the future of the uniquely American art form ~ Blues Foundation Mission Statement This past Christmas my wife Dee and I spent some time in the Mississippi Delta. Our travels took us to Tunica...Read Entire Article
Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign

Albert King: Born Under a Bad Sign

"At that time, my writing partner was William Bell. He came over to my house the night before the session. William wrote the words and I wrote the music in my den that night. That was one of my greatest moments in the studio as far as being thrilled with...Read Entire Article
Led Zeppelin: 40th Anniversary of Landmark Release

Led Zeppelin: 40th Anniversary of Landmark Release

This month marks the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s debut album. It’s a record that not only made a distinct impression on the music world, but also stimulated our imaginations; leading us on a alternate path into the blues/rock world. And a newly discovered one that would eventually give birth...Read Entire Article
StumbleUpon: Friends of The Blues Blogger

StumbleUpon: Friends of The Blues Blogger

I’m going to make this final post of the month a brief one… The month of October represents the biggest month The Blues Blogger site has ever seen. It was very important to me to thank all my friends from the StumbleUpon community. Your positive energy and tremendous support of...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

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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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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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"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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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