Marv Tarplin, the Motown guitarist and songwriter who shaped the sound of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and was a co-writer of "The Tracks of My Tears" and other hits, died on Friday at his home in Las Vegas. He was 70.
The cause of death has not been determined, a spokeswoman for the Miracles, Jeanne Sorensen, said.
Mr. Tarplin had a knack for coming up with catchy riffs and melodies. He was fooling around with a calypso song he had heard Harry Belafonte…Continue
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Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer wins 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature after late betting rush for Bob Dylan.
Bob Dylan was first officially nominated for the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature, and again for the 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2011 ones.…
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"I have learned that I must keep a connection with the Earth and all living things, that my energy comes from the ground (earth) and this pulls the energy from the universe to me and opens up channels of creativity."
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To BLUES PROJECT είναι μια προσπάθεια του Νίκου Καρέλλου και όλων των συγκροτημάτων και μουσικών που συνεργάστηκαν μαζί του τα 30 χρόνια που υπάρχει το BLUES club (αρχικά στην Βατοπεδίου και αργότερα στην οδό Πανόρμου, στους Αμπελόκηπους) ώστε να παρουσιαστεί η δουλειά τους στο γνωστό πια στέκι …Continue
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Bellevue Cadillac is celebrating its 20th year playing various stages around the world.
China, Russia, Greece, Japan, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and Ireland. You've heard Bellevue's music in major motion pictures like "Shallow Hal", "Me, Myself and Irene" and "Delta Rising" and the tv shows: The Sopranos, Las Vegas, Crossing Jordan, Brotherhood, Ed, Sex and the City, Touched by an Angel, Brimstone, and Good &…Continue
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Bellevue Cadillac is back with a new cd 'Once in a Blue Moon'
The first blue moon in 31 years and on that night at the Half Note Jazz Club in Athens Greece, Bellevue Cadillac nails it!! Beginning with solos wailing on the intro 2 Suit Strut, moving from american jazz genres from New Orleans, to Kansas…Continue
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Blues From Chicago With Prague Flavor
Rene Trossman is a guitar player with a long history in Blues Music. Since turning pro in 1985 Rene has just about done it all. The fantastic Chicago club scene, where he was a regular at both South Side and West Side clubs, playing with the likes of Buddy Scott, Byther Smith,…Continue
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Grammy-winning blues musician Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, who was a longtime sideman for Muddy Waters, died of a stroke on Friday in Chicago at age 75, according to a statement on his website.
Smith's death comes less than six months after the passing at age 97 of blues master Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins,…Continue
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Tom Waits, John Mayall, James Cotton, Jeff Beck, McCoy Tyner, Bruce Iglauer, Trombone Shorty, And Mose Allison Join Music Industry Executives To Select 2011 ISC Winner
The prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC) has assembled a distinguished panel of judges for its 2011 competition. With the most high-profile judging panel of any music competition in the world, ISC offers songwriters and artists the unprecedented…Continue
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The winners of Awards in the 2011 British Blues Awards were announced on Sunday 11th September 2011 at the the Newark Blues Festival. Winners and runners up are below. Sincere congratulations to all from Blues In The South. Similar thanks and congratulations go to the Nottingham Blues Society who organise and manage the whole thing.…
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Jerry Ragovoy, who wrote or collaborated on some of the most soulful ballads of the 1960s, including the Rolling Stones hit "Time Is on My Side" and the Janis Joplin signatures "Piece of My Heart", "Cry Baby" and "Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)", died on July 13 in Manhattan. He was 80.Continue
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According to PRWeb, Paul’s family and friends will gather at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha, Wisconsin at 10:30am on Saturday, September 10, 2011 to unveil the new memorial – a 500 square foot granite monument which will feature the star’s biography etched into it’s…Continue
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Sept. 13 has been officially declared "Jimi Hendrix Winterland Day” in San Francisco, CA, in honor of six concerts Hendrix performed at S.F.’s historic (and now gone) Winterland Ballroom in October 1968
The Hendrix Day decree was made by the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco. Hendrix’s half-sister (Experience Hendrix CEO) Janie Hendrix, will be at San Francisco’s Amoeba Records on Sept. 13 to…Continue
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On 8/24/11 the feds raided Gibson and seized 2-3 MILLION dollars of Indian Rosewood and Ebony, plus some guitars and computer files.
There is a lot of confusion about this whole thing because the DOJ hasn’t really charged Gibson with anything. They haven’t even directly told anybody what they did to justify a SWAT team raiding they’re workplace and shutting down Gibson’s Nashville and Memphis offices. A similar incident happened…Continue
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Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi's widow Judy are getting the band back together. According to Variety, Belushi and former 'SNL' writer Anne Beats have written a 'Blues Brothers' TV pilot and are shopping it around to the networks.
In the script, iconic bluesmen Jake and Elwood Blues are just out of jail, and Elwood, who was raised in an orphanage, is on a mission to find his birth-parents. Aykroyd is attached to the pilot as the voice of the boys' parole officer.…
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A few years back, few had heard of nu-blues Les Paul maestro Joe Bonamassa. Yet, he is already planning album #13.
In 2011, Bonamassa has already released a solo studio album, "Dust Bowl", a new Black Country Communion album and a collaboration with Beth Hart. He’s also been touring pretty solidly.
Bonamassa has now posted on his website that he is currently…Continue
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"When Johnson started singing, he seemed like a guy who could have sprung from the head of Zeus in full armor" Bob Dylan
Robert Leroy Johnson (May 8,1911 - August…Continue
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David “Honeyboy” Edwards, the last of the nascent Delta blues musicians, has died.
Mr. Edwards died of congestive heart failure early Monday morning in his Chicago apartment. He was 95 years old.
To have watched Mr. Edwards play was to have witnessed living history. He was born in Shaw, Miss., where his father was a guitarist and violinist in country jukes throughout…Continue
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Eagle Vision will release GARY MOORE's "Live At Montreux 2010" on September 20 on DVD, Blu-ray and CD.
Product description: "2010 saw Gary Moore make a return to rock music after a long period of time exploring the blues. He was writing and working on a new rock album when all was brought to a halt by his untimely death on February 6, 2011.
"This concert from Montreux in July 2010 was his last performance to be filmed.…
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Jerry Leiber, one of the most important songwriters in the history of rock & roll – whose 60-year partnership with Mike Stoller produced "Stand By Me," "Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," "Young Blood," "On Broadway," "Yakety-Yak" and countless other classics – has died of cardiopulmonary failure. He was 78.
Jerome "Jerry" Leiber (April 25, 1933 – August 22,…Continue
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