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Ralph Towner: A Journey Through Musical Expression

Ralph Towner: A Journey Through Musical Expression

I am aware that some articles I write are going to appeal to some of my readers more than others. We all have different tastes. I am purposely testing my boundaries when it comes to these posts. Remember it is a reflective blues and jazz revue! It does lean mostly...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
Colin Linden: Upcoming Album Release Rich In Love - Preview

Colin Linden: Upcoming Album Release Rich In Love - Preview

“While the music on my new album covers a lot of influences, I still think of myself as a blues player, whatever I’m doing.” ~ Colin Linden On Sept. 25th roots singer/guitarist/producer Colin Linden will release his latest recording entitled Rich In Love on Stony Plain Records. This is Linden’s first...Read Entire Article
Nina Simone: My Baby Just Cares For Me

Nina Simone: My Baby Just Cares For Me

It’s Sunday and I’m recovering (believe it or not) from a Christmas party I attended with my wife last night. In spite of not feeling in the holiday spirit just yet, it was a good time and the function gave my wife and I the opportunity to spend some quality...Read Entire Article
San Jose Jazz Festival: Celebrating 20 Years

San Jose Jazz Festival: Celebrating 20 Years

"The blues are an integral part of jazz and all music today," Over the past 20 years, San Jose Jazz has presented some of the greatest blues talent in the world and this year is no exception. This year's line-up will please everyone from the casual listener to the most...Read Entire Article
Top Jazz Musicians of All Time

Top Jazz Musicians of All Time

(Today I'm featuring a guest post by Grace Beckett, who briefly notes some of the top jazz musicians of all time. I've also included video and audio playlists for each artist, as well as links for additional  information. Please share your thoughts in the comment area below the post... If...Read Entire Article
Road to Recovery

Road to Recovery

Since the New Year google analytics reports a big rise in new readers checking out my site. I wanted to welcome you and say thanks for stopping by The Blues Blogger’s home in the blogosphere.I thought with this post I would briefly summarize the progression of this site since Oct/...Read Entire Article
Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Clarksdale & Bridging the Blues

Mississippi Delta Road Trip: Clarksdale & Bridging the Blues

Clarksdale, MS After our tour of the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, we walked to our rental vehicle which was parked at Delta University. Pulling out of the lot, we headed north on Highway 61 to Clarksdale; our base for the remainder of our road trip...The last time I was in Clarksdale...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

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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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4 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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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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4 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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