JOHNNY SHINES: The Complete Living Blues Interview

Long before becoming a force in Chicago blues, Johnny Shines hoboed with Robert Johnson through Depression-era America. They hopped freights, played on street corners, shared rooms and whiskey, and made it as far north as Canada. Johnson, the Mississippi Delta’s most celebrated blues performer, perished in 1938, and for the next half-century, his spirit haunted […]

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TOM JONES / RONNIE WOOD: interview: Why everyone’s still singing the blues

From the archives Neil McCormick: In a dingy, crowded rehearsal studio in north London, Sir Tom Jones sits on a high stool, facing his five-piece band as they come to the rumbling end of another song. “Sounds a bit timid to me,” says the grey-haired, grey-bearded, deeply tanned 72-year-old veteran. “Let’s do it again.” A […]

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An Interview with Blues/Roots/Americana artist Natasha James: Blues is more than just a style of music:

NATASHA JAMES is known for taking Roots music styles, turning them on their head, combining them, and coming out with tunes that are completely unique but totally familiar (Music Connection, Aug 2008) at the same time. On her debut album, BAD JUDGEMENTS, she had the pleasure of working and recording with old friend and monster […]

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Eddie Boyd – 7936 South Rhodes (Vinyl 180g LP)

  Blues pianist Eddie Boyd’s 7936 South Rhodes was recorded in London in January 1968 with three members of the early lineup of Fleetwood Mac: Peter Green (guitar), John McVie (bass), and Mick Fleetwood(drums). It’s a tantalizing setting for Boyd’s straight up Chicago piano Blues, going heavier on the slow-to-mid-tempo numbers than the high-spirited ones. […]

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Let Me Get By (Limited Deluxe 2CD) by Tedeschi Trucks Band

Let Me Get By is the third studio album from Tedeschi Trucks Band, featuring ten new, original songs that stand together as a testament to the spirit and commitment of the tightly-knit 12-member ensemble. Driven by Susan’s soaring, spiritually charged vocals and Derek’s masterfully lyrical slide-guitar, the band’s musical talents are on display in full […]

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Two Sides Of (Limited U.S. Black Friday RSD Vinyl LP) by John Lee Hooker

  A double-sided dose of blues from the foremost progenitor of the art form, Two Sides of John Lee Hooker features the original Vee-Jay sessions on one side, and the Point blank versions from JLH’s renaissance period in the 1990’s on the other. Housed in a single LP sleeve featuring period specific photographs, this limited […]

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CHICAGO BLUES: An interview with David Grazian author of Blue Chicago: The Search for Authenticity in Urban Blues Clubs

“Blue Chicago offers a revealing look at an important part of Chicago life. David Grazian spent lots of time in blues clubs all over the city, schmoozing with musicians, bartenders, club owners, and audiences, sometimes even taking the stage himself. What he uncovers is how people involved with the Chicago blues scene define the blues experience […]

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Interview / Upper Mississippi Blues Musician Crankshaft:

From a long while ago …. Alex Larson has been performing under his alias “Crankshaft” for almost four years now. His stylized alter ego is a fascinating extension of his Midwest upbringing, which combines his love for primitive musical forms (blues, punk, surf rock), with his adoration for classic automobiles. Although he has devoted himself […]

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Mr. B.B. King (10CD) by B.B. King

We are informed …. This multi-format career retrospective is being released to celebrate his 50th Anniversary signing to ABC-Paramount Records in 1962. Leading the way with a 10 CD, 194 track collection chronicling his entire career from his first recordings in 1949 through to his most recent studio album. Housed in a beautiful deluxe box […]

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Early Blues Interview Russell “Hitman” Alexander, singer / guitarist / songwriter:

“For twenty years, The Hitman Blues Band has been rocking the New York area with their searing brand of blues/rock, drawing favourable comparisons to Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, and Kenny Wayne Sheppard along the way. Led by founding member, guitarist/singer Russell “Hitman” Alexander, the band has made various personnel changes along the way, but Alexander […]

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The Big Blues (Vinyl LP) by Albert King

    Standing well over six feet and weighing in at around 250 pounds, it’s no surprise that Albert King earned the nickname “The Velvet Bulldozer.” Standing on stage with his Gibson Flying V, named Lucy, King cut an imposing visual figure. After a few abortive recording attempts, King scored a #14 R&B single on King Records with “Don’t Throw […]

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JOHN MAYALL: California (live)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0QmS63op5U 62,021 views so far “J’apprécie cette vidéo d’autant plus que j’ai eu la chance de voir, John Mayall, sur scène à Metz en 1970. Inoubliable…..j’avais vint ans. Proud to be a John Mayall fan. He always surrounded himself with first class musicians & ‘inspired’ the best from them. This video is mighty !!! Thanks […]

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