Roy Roberts became hooked on music while growing up in a small town in Tennessee, listening to blues and R&B on radio stations WLAC out of Nashville. Jimmy Reed’s “Baby What You Want Me to Do” was the clincher and at the age of 14, Roy worked on a nearby farm to earn the money for his first guitar, a mail order Sears Silvertone.…
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"Inspiration comes from life, from all its aspects. I don’t have mentors; I have only a grandfather, Blaise Cendrars."
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As an adolescent and young teen in Dallas, Texas in the late1950's, Denny Freeman heard on the radio the radical new sounds of people like Little Richard, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, and Chicago and Louisianna blues artists like Muddy waters and Slim Harpo. Freeman would go to concerts…Continue
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Guitar great Jimi Hendrix will be honored next year when the Jimi Hendrix Memorial Park opens in his hometown of Seattle.Continue
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Linwood Lee Taylor is tuned in to Howlin’ Wolf, Jimi Hendrix, and Muddy Waters, as well as Freddy King, Albert King, and Albert Collins, just to name a few.
In fact, Taylor often played with Collins on the East Coast and treats fans to “Frosty”, a Collins…Continue
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Hubert Sumlin, who gained blues fame as a guitarist for the legendary Howlin' Wolf from about 1954 to 1976, and in more recent years as a solid performer on his own, died at Sunday 4 December. His death closes yet another window into blues history.Continue
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THANX BLUES !
"Blues" is a club-bar in the centre of Athens - Greece (20 Panormou Str.) that first opened in November 1981 and is still going strong with steady customers of all ages. There, you can listen to all sorts of Blues. From Leadbelly and Robert Johnson to North Mississippi All Stars, R.L.Burnside, Otis Taylor and Red Devils. Located in an old two - storey…Continue
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"Blues can be considered a way of life and it definitely is a feeling. The feeling has many shades...from low, dark blue to electric, fiery red."
Jimmy D. Lane
In the Name of the…Continue
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J. Blackfoot (born John Colbert, November 20, 1946 – November 30, 2011), was an American soul singer, who was a member of The Soul Children in the late 1960s and 1970s, and subsequently had a moderately successful solo career. His biggest hit was "Taxi", which reached the charts in both the US and UK in 1984.
John Colbert was born in Greenville, Mississippi, moving to Memphis, Tennessee with his family as a child. Generally known as "J." or "Jay", he acquired the…Continue
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Don DeVito, a longtime Columbia Records executive who produced the key Bob Dylan albums "Blood on the Tracks" and "Desire" and also worked with artists including James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Aerosmith, has died. He was 72.
DeVito died Friday after a 16-year battle with prostate cancer, according to a statement released by Columbia on Monday.…Continue
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Blues mean freedom to express what and how you feel.
Dan Hayes was born and raised in Marin County, California during the 50s and 60’s. He became a professional Musician in the mid 60s and soon formed the Dan Hayes Group, and the Dan Hayes Blues Band, which opened for such acts…Continue
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The Toronto Blues Society will hold its 15th annual Maple Blues Awards ceremony on Monday night, January 16th, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario.
The Canadian blues scene has long rivaled its south-of-the-border neighbor in international status, the country hosting a thriving, vital blues community with many artists of note and more than a few fast-rising up and comers. The annual Maple Blues Awards ceremony honors excellence among Canadian blues…Continue
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SUZE LANIER-BRAMLETT has been on stage since the early age of 11, when she won Best Young Actress in Dallas, starring in the play “Winnie, The Littlest Witch.” Her one woman show, “SWAMP CABARET” has been playing to packed houses in the LA area. The recent release of her new CD, “SWAMP CABARET,” integrates her love for singing, songwriting, stand-up comedy &…Continue
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"Music that I like to hear does. I want to hear about something I can feel and can relate to."
The South's Gonna Do It…Continue
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Toscho & Blues Co.
The Blues Company from Osnabrück, Germany is neither a hodgepodge of rank beginners nor – to borrow business lingo – a group of new business starters. Rather, they are a team of artists who have made their mark, musicians with experience and know-how…Continue
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"The thing I miss most about the 60's is the freedom and inspiration we had musically. Everywhere you looked people were trying new and exciting things and it was very stimulating and creative."
Tower of Power: The Power of Music…Continue
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"In my opinion blues is life. Some people have a harder life than others and everyday is the blues for them but I believe that everyone has a shade of blues in their life."
Larry Garner …Continue
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Each year, The Blues Foundation presents the Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Awards to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Blues world.
The Blues Foundation will present the 2012 KBA Awards during a recognition brunch Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Doubletree Hotel in downtown Memphis, Tennessee. The KBA ceremony will be part of the International Blues Challenge (IBC) weekend of events.
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Doyle Bramhall, a Stevie Ray Vaughan collaborator who wrote or co-wrote some of the most recognizable blues songs of the '80s including The House is Rockin', has died. He was 62. A friend of Bramhall’s said the Dallas-born singer, drummer and songwriter had been suffering from pneumonia recently, but no official cause of death has been released.
Bramhall’s career spanned more than 40 years, during which he provided the beat and the lyrics for a modern sort of…Continue
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"This is how I see the blues: the beauty of less, "don't make it too tidy" kind a thing.. beauty of the basics and an instrument."
Ana Popovic: Belgrade Blues Storm
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