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Boz Scaggs (1969): Loan Me a Dime

Boz Scaggs (1969): Loan Me a Dime

As I’ve previously mentioned, this month marks the 1st anniversary of The Blues Blogger site. This time last year, because of the circumstances surrounding my own health, I needed an outlet for my creativity that I had bottled up for many years…The persona of The Blues Blogger became that means...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
Two Days in Memphis: Part 2 of 2

Two Days in Memphis: Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of our adventure, I mentioned how my wife Dee and I spent this past Christmas in the Mississippi Delta. On the way home we hung out in Memphis for a few days. First we made stops at the oldest café in Memphis; The Arcade Restaurant. From there we...Read Entire Article
Grammy Nominee: The Truth According To Ruthie Foster

Grammy Nominee: The Truth According To Ruthie Foster

"The truth, according to this remarkable album, is that Ruthie Foster is one of America's finest soul-blues artists... a full-on blast of soul and blues... The combination of a talented band, powerful songs, and Foster's roaring gospel-inspired vocals leaves Truth with no weak spots among its dozen tracks. If this...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
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
Electric Blues Masters (Part 1 of 3)

Electric Blues Masters (Part 1 of 3)

Like most beginning bloggers I was struggling with what might be a good idea for my very first post. I thought about going back and reflecting on icons like Robert Johnson and W.C. Handy. They were incredible human beings who motivated so many people. However, my influences come from people...Read Entire Article
Celebrate TheBluesBlogger's 1st Anniversary: CD/DVD Prize Giveaway

Celebrate TheBluesBlogger's 1st Anniversary: CD/DVD Prize Giveaway

This Prize Giveaway Has Now EndedCongratulations to: mottsville2coolWhat started as a therapeutic blog after suffering my heart attack last year, TheBluesBlogger.com has turned into a destination for people who like a reflective look on blues and jazz with a unique personal perspective. To date I'm very pleased with the positive response...Read Entire Article
The Radiators: Serving Up 30 Years of Tasty Tunes

The Radiators: Serving Up 30 Years of Tasty Tunes

As fall is just around the corner, there is a tradition in TheBluesBlogger household where we start organizing and freezing meals for the shorter cooler days to come… TBBW, or the TheBluesBloggersWife (for those new to this blog), has been more serious than ever in preparing healthy meals since my...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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2 years 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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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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2 years 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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"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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3 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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