All Blog Posts Tagged 'Turner' (25)

Veteran drummer & producer Twist Turner talks about the legends of Chicago Blues and the Battle of the Blues

"Blues is real, that’s why it’s always with us.  One wish? I wish that they never ever use drum machines on blues records like they are doing on Southen Soul records now."

Twist Turner: The Blues Creator

During the course of his 54-year musical career songwriter, producer and drummer Twist Turner has worked with over 40 Grammy Award…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 2, 2019 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Interview with Sallie Bengtson (owner of Nola Blue Records) - a music aficionado with a heart full of blues

"Music is a powerful emotional vehicle for expression of human feelings, and therefore will always be intertwined with all aspects of the human existence."

Sallie Bengtson: A Heart Full Of Blues

Nola Blue, Inc. is owned and operated by Sallie Bengtson, a music aficionado with a heart full of blues. Sallie has a degree in Business Administration…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on May 30, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with legendary bluesman Benny Turner - Freddie King's brother established an unique style and groove

"My fear is that authentic blues, which is pure American music, will be lost completely in future generations as it has already started to be lost today."

Benny Turner: Going Back Home

Benny Turner was born in Gilmer, Texas and grew…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 21, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Veteran bassist Pat Campbell talks about Big Joe Turner, Lowell Fulson, Mike Bloomfield and Jerry Garcia

"No doubt that Blues, Rock & some Country helped cross racial boundaries. This is a history question & deserves the content of a thesis which I know is out there. As we know music was a huge part of political, social & racial change in the 60’s. Young people were listing to Blues, Rock, Folk & Country which were all part of the change."…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 18, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Interview with Eddie "Devil Boy" Turner - running the gamut between blistering guitar to deep Delta Blues

"Blues music is currently an American musical form or style and today has nothing to do with it’s past. There are exceptions … musicians that have an actual historical link, but they are few." 

Eddie Turner: Buried…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on July 19, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with The Piedmont Bluz (Valerie and Ben Turner) -- dedicated to the preservation of Country Blues

"Blues roots music is a communications tool that helps unite people of all nationalities, religions, and races by telling the stories of early 20th century African Americans."

Piedmont Bluz: Roots Blues Mission…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 2, 2015 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Q&A with Carolyn Gaines (founder of Blues Schools Program) - teaches the blues history to the youths

"Blues music has impacted the world, but Blues has not impacted African women and men to keep study employment in the blues business. The best and the greatest musicians are not being recognize."

Carolyn Gaines: Keep The Blues Alive…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 5, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Founder of Cleopatra Records, Brian Perera talks about the philosophy and mission of label based in LA

"Music brings cultures together. That is as true today as it was in the early days of rock."

Brian Perera: Pharaoh of Rock n' Roll

Brian Perera is the founder of Cleopatra Records, based in Los Angeles.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 2, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Q&A with majestic musician Nik Turner - eccentric, innovative, and enigmatic is full of surprises & fantasia

"I think Jazz and Rock & Roll culture is a racially unifying form, which breaks down the socio-cultural barriers."

Nik Turner: The Mighty Thunder Rider

Eccentric,…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 18, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Guitarist Pete Kanaras talks about the Nighthawks, Jimmy Rogers, Antone's and the House of Wounded Guitars

"The blues is the truth. It is the trunk of the tree for all American music."

Pete Kanaras: Dr. Blues Axeman

Renowned Blues guitarist Pete Kanaras has…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on November 5, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Interview with legendary Martin Turner - founding original member and key creative force of Wishbone Ash

"I think the cataclysmic events of the war years in the 40s and the austere, grey, healing and slow reconstruction during the 50s gave rise to a huge outburst of idealistic and artistic outpouring in the generation that came of age in the 60s."

Martin Turner: The Rock Wish Took…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 3, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Interview with harmonicist John "Honeyboy" Turner - Just pure tone from the gut, throat and embouchure

"People identify with it (Blues). It’s personal. The songs are about hard times, relationships, sex, having no money, or having a lot of money."

John "Honeyboy" Turner: Candy Harp 

John "Honeyboy" Turner…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 26, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Interview with legendary Soul/R&B singer Willie West - one of the great unsung figures of New Orleans

"I think soul and blues music is introspective, it helps you examine your thoughts and situation, make decisions based and your thoughts and hopefully come out the better for it. It helps you put things in perspective."

Willie West: Soul Survivor, R&B…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on April 8, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Angolan-born Brazilian bluesman Nuno Mindelis talks about the magic, DNA and addiction of Blues

"The blues is like a poem, some poems don’t accept translations or regionalisms. Just use your motive power, your signature, without thinking about blues or non blues. It will be a blues."

Nuno Mindelis: mRNA Blues Code…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 27, 2014 at 10:33am — No Comments

Interview with bluesman Bobby “Hurricane” Spencer, a living legend of chitlin' circuit for over for 4 decades

"Blues helps me live with myself – with my strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures, marriages and divorces. It has been a constant that has given me strength to keep on going and live life with gusto."

Bobby “Hurricane” Spencer: The…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 4, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

An Interview with The Bare Bones Boogie Band - The renaissance of classic British blues boom

"I think in the past the blues was more emotional and evocative. The purpose was to convey a feeling. Nowadays this can be lost in favour of technical ability and over-production."

Bare Bones Boogie Band: UK Rules …

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 2, 2013 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Veteran storyteller Bill Sheffield talks about Muddy, Buchanan, and his relationship with women & God

"Real blues died with Muddy and Wolf and Sonny Boy and J.B. Lenoir and the like. The real testament to its power is that it still informs so much music today."

Bill Sheffield: Beyond the boundaries…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on October 20, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

THEE incredible Holle Thee Maxwell - an accomplished songwriter and singer - talks about THEE BLUES

"I have learned from THEE blues that I do have in depth pain within from living others’ lives that were/are opposed to my own..."

Holle Thee Maxwell:…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on August 18, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Talking with Ricky & Micol Davis (Blue Mother Tupelo), a soulful songwriting team like the good old times

"My wish for the BLUES is that the blues "purists" would allow cynicism to leave their hearts."

Blue Mother Tupelo: Southerners Knights

Ricky & Micol Davis are a soulful husband-and-wife…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on February 1, 2013 at 2:41am — No Comments

An Interview with drummer Bill Ray, his afire passion for the beat has done popular as musician & teacher

"With Blues, it was literally beaten out of the people who created it; expressing themselves in song was a way to calm their nerves from the hell they lived in at that time"

Bill Ray: Raise the waterline 

Bill…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on January 10, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments

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