August 2011 Blog Posts (6)

Robert Johnson Blues Foundation - 100th Anniversary of the Legendary Bluesman

"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…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on August 31, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Chicago blues great ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards dies at 95

 

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…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on August 30, 2011 at 1:02am — No Comments

Gary Moore's 'Live At Montreux 2010' Due In September

 

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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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on August 24, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

'Hound Dog' songwriter Jerry Lieber dies aged 78

 

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,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on August 23, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Morna: Blues with saltiness and sadness -- the music of Cape Verde about 354 miles of the coast of Africa

Like Greek rembetiko, Portuguese fado, Brazilian modinha, Argentinian tango, and Angolan lament, morna is a music genre that stresses separateness, longing, wistfulness, and all the sadness of a disenfranchised people who have experienced pain.
Morna: Blues With Saltiness & Sadness
The blues seem to…
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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on August 4, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

3B: Blues, Beale & Bikes

BLUES ON TWO WHEELS

Beale Street, Memphis TN

Every Wednesday night through the end of September, from 6:00-midnight!



Wednesday nights throughout the warmer months,…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on August 1, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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