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Mississippi Delta - Blues Highway 61 Journey: Tunica, MS

Mississippi Delta - Blues Highway 61 Journey: Tunica, MS

October marks the 8th anniversary of The Blues Blogger site - and what better setting than a visit to the Mississippi Delta. On this trip I would also meet my brother David, who flew in from New York City an hour after my arrival at Memphis International to share in...Read Entire Article
Luther Allison: Songs From The Road

Luther Allison: Songs From The Road

"Leave your ego, play the music, love the people." ~Luther Allison Even though we expect it at some point, it’s still never easy to say goodbye to those we love. Especially when that person plays such an important part in your life… The recent passing of a close family member has...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
Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS  Delta Tour (Part 3)

Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3)

(If you missed the previous two articles 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 DAY 3 – Mid Afternoon After leaving The Hollywood Café, we were on our way to...Read Entire Article
A Cool Swinging Father's Day

A Cool Swinging Father's Day

This morning I received two Father's Day cards ... One from my 12 year old son and the other from my faithful Golden Retriever "Lucille." There's nothing better than getting a little recognition on this special day. I also got the afternoon off to do as I like. So what...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
Fender FSR American Standard Hand Stained Ash Stratocaster - Review

Fender FSR American Standard Hand Stained Ash Stratocaster - Review

As many of you are aware, The Blues Blogger site draws a lot of interest from guitar players and six string enthusiasts worldwide. So today I'm featuring a guest post from Steve Williams and his review of The Fender FSR American Standard Hand Stained Ash Stratocaster.  Steve has rated it out...Read Entire Article
Joanne Shaw Taylor: Time Has Come With Debut Release White Sugar

Joanne Shaw Taylor: Time Has Come With Debut Release White Sugar

"I wanted to take time out to really work on my craft and make sure that when I did an album it was the best that I could do."-JST The articles you read on TheBluesBlogger have me drifting through time... I love writing about the past and the music that was...Read Entire Article
Buddy Guy: Born To Play Guitar - Album Review

Buddy Guy: Born To Play Guitar - Album Review

“A lot of people look at blues and think it's a sad music. If you listen to the lyrics of the blues, if it don't hit you, it hits someone you know. And we sang about the good and bad times, so you can't say it's all bad.” ~ Buddy...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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4 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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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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