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Greenwood, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 5)

Greenwood, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 5)

If you missed the previous four parts in my Mississippi Delta Tour Series, you can click on the corresponding links below)• Part 1, Desoto County, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour • Part 2, Tunica, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour • Part 3, Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour • Part 4, Indianola, Mississippi: MS Delta TourDay...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
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 Highway 61 Journey: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Blues Highway 61 Journey: Vicksburg, Mississippi

Early Morning Before checking out of the Gold Strike Casino Hotel in Tunica, I took one last look at the magnificent view of the Mighty Mississippi from my room. After a delicious breakfast at The Blue and White Restaurant, we topped off our Mazda CX-5 at the gas station next door,...Read Entire Article
Freddie King: Is a Blues Master

Freddie King: Is a Blues Master

One of my first audible memories is of my brother practicing his guitar to the song "Hideaway" from John Mayall and the Blues Breaker’s famous “Beano” record with Eric Clapton. It’s a melody that would be embedded into my early psyche and was my first introduction to blues at 6...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
Mike Zito: Inspiring New Release Pearl River

Mike Zito: Inspiring New Release Pearl River

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting this past weekend. You see it was two years ago around this time that I suffered my heart attack. I'm mentioning this because as I look back, I believe strongly in the positive medicinal and psychological affect music can offer. There’s no greater...Read Entire Article
Janiva Magness: Stronger For It - New Alligator Release

Janiva Magness: Stronger For It - New Alligator Release

"Hopefully, this recording will bring the rest of the world to Janiva, and then they'll know, like I know, that she's one of the "real deals" out there." ~Bettye LaVette After a few minutes of anxiously strumming my fingers on the steering wheel, I put the key in the ignition and...Read Entire Article
Leslie West: Soundcheck - 16th Solo Album Release

Leslie West: Soundcheck - 16th Solo Album Release

As the founding member and front man for the band Mountain, Leslie West has established a reputation as one of the most ground-breaking and prominent musicians in rock history. Over the past five decades, he's played and jammed with a wide range of guitarists from Jimi Hendrix to John McLaughlin...Read Entire Article

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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

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Check out this fantastic Lyric Video "Boogie Man" by Eric Gales featuring Gary Clark Jr from the upcoming release Middle Of The Road.
youtu.be/rnGywPZu_RIOfficial lyric video for Eric Gales' "Boogie Man (feat. Gary Clark Jr.)" from the new studio album 'Middle Of The Road'. 'Middle Of The Road' will be release...
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2 months ago

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"Keep On Growing" from our upcoming album/film Live From The Fox Oakland is definitely a highlight for any guitar-lovers out there. Give it a good watch and a close listen and see how long into Derek's solo it takes before the hair on your neck starts to stand up.

Pre-order Live From The Fox Oakland here -- tedeschitrucksband.themerchcollective.com/collections/oakland-preorder -- and you can win a Gibson Derek Trucks Signature SG along with tickets and backstage passes to any TTB show in 2017 (plus a $1,000 Visa card to help with expenses).

Live From The Fox Oakland Album Tracklist:
1. Don’t Know What It Means
2. Keep On Growing
3. Bird On The Wire
4. Within You, Without You
5. Just As Strange
6. Crying Over You
7. These Walls (featuring Alam Khan)
8. Anyhow
9. Right On Time
10. Leavin’ Trunk
11. Don’t Drift Away
12. I Want More (Soul Sacrifice outro)
13. I Pity The Fool
14. Ali
15. Let Me Get By
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7 months ago

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“All my life I’ve been doing what people tell me to do. Now, I’m telling them.” ~ John Lee Hooker

Remembering #blues legend John Lee Hooker. Born #OnThisDay August 22nd
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“All my life I’ve been doing what people tell me to do. Now, I’m telling them.” ~ John Lee HookerRemembering #blues legend John Lee Hooker. Born #OnThisDay August 22nd

7 months ago

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"Leave your ego, play the music, love the people."

Remembering one of my favorite #blues artists, the late great Luther Allison - Born #OnThisDay (Aug 17, 1939 - Aug 12,1997)youtube.com
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7 months ago

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This commercial never gets old - Remembering the great Les Paul guitarist-inventor who passed away #OnThisDay August 13, 2009. What are some of your favourite Les Paul moments? ... See MoreSee Less

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Invented multi track recording too just quietly.

The man !! 😍

8 months ago

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Happy Birthday (Aug 1) to #Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray - youtu.be/XOEDpepI6qA - "(Won't Be) Coming Home" ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Birthday (Aug 1) to #Blues Hall of Famer Robert Cray - youtu.be/XOEDpepI6qA - (Wont Be) Coming Home

8 months ago

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Joe Bonamassa is playing Live with Kimmel's Band on 07-28-16 ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago

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Remembering guitarist Michael Bernard “Mike” Bloomfield - Born in Chicago #OnThisDay 1943... He took the blues world by storm for his stunning work with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. This led to gigs as lead guitarist on Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, and Super Sessions in 1968 along with Al Kooper. He was also a founding member of the short lived band The Electric Flag. Did Mike Bloomfield’s playing have an effect on you?

ow.ly/qVrh302yr6CKiller color video of Mike Bloomfield in his heyday and his gorgeous Les Paul!!
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Played a stormer on look over yonders wall on the Paul Butterfields blues band l.p

One of the all time greats! 😉

I have the Mike Bloomfield Sessions album

Don't forget about Elvin Bishop!!!

master guitar player

You'll like this one Wes Robinson.

Wine wine wine.......

I am not a guitarist but speaking as fan, I think that he was right up there with Clapton and Hendrix.

I probably listened to East West hundreds of times. We went to the Whisky to see Electric Flag and they let us sit on the stage with them, true story.

a brilliant guitarist... a tragic self-destruct...

Move over Stevie, Jeff , Carlos, Eric, and Jimmy

I love that guitar!

That was damn good !!!

i bought two albums in downtown san francisco after getting off the bus from merced in the fall of 66 going back to school. light my fire by the doors and the paul butterfield blues band. saw mike at the fillmore with the paul butterfield blues band. saw the doors about 5 times, once in the spring of 67 in merced

joli son mais pas mal d'approximations la penta mineure ne fait pas tout mais bon c'est pas recent !

Great, thanks a lot!!!!

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8 months ago

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One of my first audible memories was the song “Hideaway” from the famous “Beano” LP by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton. Incredibly influential, it was released 50 years ago #OnThisDay. How many of you were inspired by this album? ... See MoreSee Less

One of my first audible memories was the song “Hideaway” from the famous “Beano” LP by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers featuring Eric Clapton. Incredibly influential, it was released 50 years ago #OnThisDay. How many of you were inspired by this album?

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It changed everything for me. It was my gateway to the original blues.

If I remember right John, was that the Album(LP) cover photo. I think you brought that to one of our rehearsals( practises). In those days we would sit down and take of the "words" of the songs. I think they now call them, " lyrics"

The album cover alone alone...made me want to know more...about who these guys were and about their music.

Are you referring to Hideaway by Freddy King?

Still awesome after all these years. Whenever I feel the need to refresh my roots I go back to this (and Robert Johnson's King of the Delta Blues Singers; as does Eric who incidentally has recently said that the Beano Album was his template for everything that followed)

Had it vinyl now I have it on CD

I still have the vinyl in my home in Thailand.

Great album. Have it in mono and stereo.

Still have the album....laid the way for many blues fans......

I' ve worn out 2 vinyl copies and 2 cds as well. Yes I'd say it influenced me

Used to have it am sure stepping out was on it as well another brilliant instrumental from slow hand

Got me started on guitar - still sounds fresh.

Classic

Awesome

I loved this album.

Still got a copy somewhere

Followed it by getting Fresh Cream the day it came out.

This and much of Mayal's early material along with Big Bill Broonzy. Still love to this day.

Yes! Great album, no doubt about it, still got mine.

Lucky enough to have gotten to see the legend couple years ago.

My Bible.

Ground breaking LP. It changed my life, for sure.

Big time guitar album

I was but not that long ago. Maybe 40 years ago.

Got the album. We saw John Mayall in concert last year, here in Melbourne! In his 80's and he 'still got the blues'! I actually shook his hand (He was personally selling his CD's in the lobby!)

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