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Remembering Little Walter ...

Remembering Little Walter ...

The following article was originally featured Dec 3rd, 2007 on blogcritics.org. Coincidentally a few weeks later, Little Walter was inducted into The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. The timing made this a very popular piece... As May 1,2010 would have been Little Walter's 80th birthday, I've re-posted...Read Entire Article
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Christmas Blues: Season’s Greetings and All The Best In 2010

I'm going to be brief as some circumstances over the past several days have caught my family off guard… As most of my loyal readers are aware, The Blues Blogger was created as a therapeutic way to express myself after my heart attack more than 2 years ago. Through those...Read Entire Article
Robin Trower: Something's About To Change - CD Review / 2015 Spring Tour Info

Robin Trower: Something's About To Change - CD Review / 2015 Spring Tour Info

I go for as much feeling as I can rather than show what I can do up and down the neck. I don't play to show people ability. ~ Robin Trower I didn’t know what to expect when I started listening to Robin Trower’s latest album "Something's About To Change." I...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
Chops: Documentary Highlights Essentially Ellington Program

Chops: Documentary Highlights Essentially Ellington Program

As many of you are already aware, I grew up listening to a lot of music. My earliest memories are of my father spinning his vast collection of jazz records. It was his appreciation of jazz that introduced me to the music of Duke Ellington and so many other jazz...Read Entire Article
Buddy Guy: A Man & The Blues (1968)

Buddy Guy: A Man & The Blues (1968)

The following article was originally written back in 2009... As today (July 30th, 2016) is Buddy Guy's 80th birthday, I decided to re-post one of my favorite reflective pieces with some updated touring info for 2016.  I hope you enjoy it! ~tbb In the Summer of 2008 I was asked to write...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
Grammy Museum® Mississippi Tour: Cleveland, MS

Grammy Museum® Mississippi Tour: Cleveland, MS

Driving up from Greenville during my Mississippi Delta road trip last month, I made a brief stop in Cleveland, MS. On the outskirts of the city within a few miles, you will find blues treasures like Po Monkey’s Juke Joint and Dockery Farms; the place where Charley Patton, Son House,...Read Entire Article
Bonnie Raitt: Discography and Current News

Bonnie Raitt: Discography and Current News

(This following is a guest post written by Grace Beckett who briefly covers discography and current news for Bonnie Raitt, along with info regarding her latest album Slipstream... I've included a twitterstream and some of Raitt's videos from now and then for your viewing pleasure.)    Bonnie Raitt Anyone who is a...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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7 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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7 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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7 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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9 months 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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9 months 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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10 months 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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1 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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1 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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1 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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