TRACK OF THE DAY: “Bad Luck Baby” off the CD Monkey Medicine by TheNick Gravenites / John Cipollina Band

Proper, tough electric blues played with taste and at a decent speed by true masters of the genre and yes, it’s the same Cipollina, the deceased guy out of QMS. Excellent ‘kick-arse’ take-no-prisoners Chicago Blues from white guys who know their stuff. Love it! As usual, I got this album off eBay for next to […]

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BLUES: Down Home Blues Detroit: Detroit Special (3CD)

We are told ….. Down Home Blues Detroit is THE definitive collection of blues music from Detroit-based musicians from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. Features over 20 artists who were influential in developing the Detroit blues scene, including John Lee Hooker, Bo Bo Jenkins, Sam Kelly, Eddie Kirkland, Little Sonny, Detroit Count, Eddie […]

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Warren Haynes / Roy Buchanan

  Bundle includes two limited edtion live radio broadcasts, as follows: Live from Emerson College, (Boston, Ma. 29th Nov 1993 – Wers-FM Broadcast)  by Warren Haynes Best known as longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule, this performance sees Warren Haynes promoting his just released, Chuck Leavell produced debut album ‘Tales of […]

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Joe Bonamassa – Tour De Force-Live In London

    The collectible “Miniature” Vintage Marshall Amp is A One of a Kind Box Design. The entire outside surface is covered with a leatherette to feel and look like a real amp. The “speaker cabinet” is real screen-printed cloth to give the feel of Speaker Mesh. The official Marshall Logo is used and simulated […]

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BERNIE MARSDEN: Big Boy Blues Session (CD)

They tell us ….. Bernie Marsden, original Whitesnake guitarist with his legendary blues session album originally released in 2003. Bernie co-wrote many Whitesnake hits including “Fool For Your Loving” and “Here I Go Again”. This album takes Bernie back to his roots with a classic session with many other artists with a collection of fine […]

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A Short, Sad History of the Blues

by Bob Strauss Updated September 13, 2017 The musical genre known as the blues is difficult to define, but you know it when you hear it: a simple chord progression, a deep bass line, and lyrics that evoke wisdom, sadness, and resignation. A “standard” blues is twelve bars long: lyrics are repeated twice in the opening […]

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ERIC CLAPTON: Planes, Trains And Eric (Blu-ray) Track listings shown here

Eric Clapton is one of the most revered and influential guitarists of all time. From his early days with the Yardbirds, through John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek And The Dominos and on to his solo career he has had consistent critical and commercial success. “Planes, Trains And Eric” follows Eric Clapton and his […]

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What is the Chicago Blues Style?

by Reverend Keith A. Gordon Updated March 08, 2017 When American became embroiled in World War II, it served to increase the exodus of African-Americans from the Southern states northward to cities like St. Louis, Detroit, and Chicago. Former sharecroppers were moving out of the rural areas of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia to find jobs […]

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The Devil’s Music: Series 2 episode 1

First transmitted in 1979, Alexis Korner delves into the soulful world of traditional black American Blues music. Exploring its origins and reviewing unique footage of acclaimed Blues artists including Sonny Blake, Sam Chatmon, Houston Stackhouse and Booker White. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00lk3lz/the-devils-music-series-2-episode-1#group=p01m79bn?ns_mchannel=email&ns_source=inxmail_newsletter&ns_campaign=bbcfour_iplayer__&ns_linkname=na&ns_fee=0

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ROBERT CRAY: The Redux Club, Dallas Tx.Jan 21st 1987 (CD) by Robert Cray w/ special guest Stevie Ray Vaughan

Smokin’ set from Club Redux, Dallas, Texas, Broadcast live by Q-102 FM. Riding high on the success of this Grammy Award winning 4th album ‘Strong Persuader’ Cray is joined by Stevie Ray Vaughan for a stunning Strat duel finale. U.S.FM Radio Broadcast 01 I Guess I Showed Her 02 Still Around 03 T-Bone Shuffle 04 […]

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Probably worth taking a look: Son Of Dust Sucker (Captain’s Tapes Of Bat Chain Puller) (CD) by Captain Beefheart

“New Updated version of the “Dustsucker” album which will be deleted after the current pressing has sold through. Captain Beefheart’s original tapes of the Bat Chain Puller album sent to his friend Roger Eagle in the UK to make sure they got released in the UK as in the USA the tapes were tied up […]

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Henry Mccullough – Live At Rockpalast (CD+DVD)

This is the first and only solo Rockpalast appearance by the Irish singer-guitarist and legendary Grease Bandmember who backed Joe Cocker at Woodstock in 1969 and Paul McCartney (as an original member of Wings) inthe Seventies.He has also played with Sweeney’s Men, Spooky Tooth and Eire Apparent, and contributed spoken word to PinkFloyd’s ‘Dark Side […]

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HENRY GRAY: How Could You Do It

Henry Gray was raised outside of Batton Rouge, Louisiana but made his mark on blues music history from 1946 through 1969 when he was one of Chicago’s most respected old-school blues pianists. A longtime member of Howlin’ Wolf’s band, Gray also recorded or performed with Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, […]

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ELMORE JAMES: A very useful mini-biography

Not my words, but …….. “No two ways about it, the most influential slide guitarist of the postwar period was Elmore James, hands down. Although his early demise from heart failure kept him from enjoying the fruits of the ’60s blues revival as his contemporaries Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf did, James left a ……..” […]

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

Question: The blues weren’t invented in Chicago, but they were certainly shaped here: urbanized, electrified, and set to a danceable beat. Suppose I want to hear the real stuff, some authentic Chicago blues, and I go to a local blues club. What will I find there? David Grazian: Nowadays a lot of Chicago blues clubs […]

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BLUES MUSIC: Mississippi Delta Blues

by Reverend Keith A. Gordon Updated July 23, 2017 Perhaps the most influential of the many styles of blues music, Mississippi Delta blues, also called Delta blues, rose out of the fertile agricultural triangle located between Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the south and Memphis, Tennessee, to the north, and bordered by the Mississippi River to the […]

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Soundstage – Blues Summit In Chicago 1974 (DVD) by Muddy Waters And Friends

Muddy Waters (1913-1983) was frequently considered the father of Chicago blues.  Born in Mississippi and discovered there in 1941 by musicologist Alan Lomax, he moved to the Windy City in 1943 and proceeded to refine and redefine the sound of the blues, inspiring not just future artists in the genre but, significantly, those who later […]

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