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Tunica, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 2)

Tunica, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 2)

(If you missed the previous segment of my article where we toured Desoto County, you can click here for —> Part 1 of my MS Delta Tour )DAY 2 - Later that Afternoon After our tour of Desoto County, our next stop was Tunica, Mississippi. The trip down Highway 61...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
Delta Blues: TheBluesBlogger's 2nd Anniversary Prize Giveaway

Delta Blues: TheBluesBlogger's 2nd Anniversary Prize Giveaway

------------THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ------------- Congratulations to Jan R-B!!! She is the winner of the Delta Blues Book Giveaway. Jan is also known as @LOLAsFeedAnFuel on twitter... Thanks to everyone who entered the draw. Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American MusicAs a way of...Read Entire Article
Beale Street: Furry Sings the Blues

Beale Street: Furry Sings the Blues

Fall 2007 while recovering from my heart attack, I began a period of soul searching. At the time, almost 20 years had passed since I tried my hand at writing... The following article was my attempt to get back into the writing mode. The piece was originally published on blogcritics.org...Read Entire Article
The Allman Brothers Band: The Road Continues

The Allman Brothers Band: The Road Continues

The following article was written in the summer of 2008. It was a little untimely then, as it was just 39 years since The Allman Brothers Band’s debut release, and still many months before the 40th Anniversary tour. So I’m re-posting for those who missed it. And to commemorate the...Read Entire Article
Lee Ritenour: 6 String Theory

Lee Ritenour: 6 String Theory

This was an amazing album for me to produce and perform on... already one of my top favorites of recent times! ~ Lee Ritenour As you look back and explore through close to three years worth of material featured on The Blues Blogger, you’ll discover the vast majority of the articles...Read Entire Article
Joe Bonamassa: Black Rock New CD Release - Review

Joe Bonamassa: Black Rock New CD Release - Review

> With this album we wanted to explore a ‘world’ feeling, and this was the inspiration behind going to record in Greece and using some of the best Greek musicians to add a little flavor to a couple of tracks. But it’s by no means a ‘world’ album. We wanted Joe’s...Read Entire Article
Johnny Winter: Self Titled Album (1969)

Johnny Winter: Self Titled Album (1969)

Happy 71st Birthday to blues music legend Johnny Winter. We lost Winter last July, but his music will continue to be an inspiration to all his fans and blues lovers everywhere. Here's one of my favorite articles originally featured almost six years ago for the 40th Anniversary of his Self...Read Entire Article
Gene Krupa: King of Cool

Gene Krupa: King of Cool

I love spring! It’s a time when I get most of my thoughts together and organized for the remainder of the year. At least I try anyway... I take my workouts outdoors with my golden retriever Lucille and together with her smiling fur face we explore the hiking trails and...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 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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