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An Interview with the British bassist/singer Colin Hodgkinson of Alexis Korner, Whitesnake, Backdoor, Rocket 88 & Jon Lord

"Blues to me is truth, it can be happy or sad, but you must be sincere in what you play, there's nowhere to hide when you play that music!"

Colin Hodgkinson

Bassist/singer Colin…

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An Interview with Pittsburgh blues guitarist Jimmy Adler: Listening to blues is a spiritual experience.

"Blues music expresses the emotions of the human condition and makes one feel good."

Jimmy Adler: Absolutely Blues !

Jimmy Adler is a live-wire entertainer who packs passion and…

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The God of Hellfire, Arthur Brown talks about Emile Zola, Gurdjieff, the Crazy World, painting, the music business and his generation

"Let's face it, we all know about love, but most of us prefer to live in dreams."

Welcome to the Crazy Wisdom of Arthur Brown

Arthur Brown first came to…

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Canadian guitarist JW - Jones talks about Hubert Sumlin, Dan Aykroyd, Kim Wilson, European tour, Gibson guitars & his samoyed, Dallas

JW - Jones: Canada's Top Touring Blues Act

JW - Jones has one of the most energetic and exciting live shows on the scene. It is no surprise that this young man has played throughout the world and some of the biggest names in blues today, including The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Rod Piazza, Anson Funderburgh with Sam…

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The journalist/manager Renee Pappas talks about Jerry Wexler, Beach Boys, Dennis Hopper, Anthony Burgess & Indiana Jones

"The worst thing that can happen is that they say no…so always pursue your dreams..."

Renne Pappas: Wonderful World, Wonderful People…

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The slide/finger-picking guitarist Brian Kramer talks about Junior Wells, Eric Bibb, resophonics, Mali music & Swedish blues scene

"Music is a deeper, more complex language than what we can process or understand with just the mind alone."

Brian Kramer: Deep Blues from the…

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The bluesman Bob Margolin talks about Freeborne, Muddy Waters, Bill Graham, the globalization & the new generation of blues

"Older Blues musicians helped me and I want to do that for younger ones I meet."

Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin:

Honesty & Passion…

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An Interview with the Chicago singer/poet/writer/painter Deitra Farr: Love whatever you decide to do and just do it !!

"I was a soul singer first. I am still a soul singer. I also sing gospel music. It’s blues, soul and gospel for me."

Deitra Farr: Divine Gift

Deitra Farr is considered one…

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The Southern blues/rock guitarist Chris Simmons talks about Leon Russell, Bob Dylan, Duane Allman, Texas bars & Freddie King

I think blues music in it’s evolution was like “the wheel”.

Chris Simmons: Hallelujah - Blues - Man!…

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The New Yorker singer/guitarist Christine Santelli talks about Bessie Smith, Steve Cropper, Popa Chubby, Alvin Lee & the "Big Apple's" musicians

"Willing to take the plunge and not knowing where your gonna end up"

Christine Santelli

What a rarity it is to find an artist who can blend elements of blues, soul, country and folk…

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Trevor "BabaJack" Steger talks about the African name of band, the early bluesmen and his homemade "wine box" guitars

"Blues is the basis from which other music is made. It is simple, passionate and very real, very human.  When it is played well, it has a rhythm and tone that touches you to your very soul."

BabaJack is an acoustic blues/…

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An Interview with Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater: Blues is the music of the truth which is called everyday living.

"Energetic and soulful. Sound of the Chief is happiness, joy, and a gutsy sound."

Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater: The Blues Warrior

During the 1950s, Chicago's West…

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An Interview with German swing singer Susie Who: If music was a man, I would be married already

"The Blues makes me feel happy, sad, offers the world for me. It arouses emotions in me that human being has ever done."

Susie Who Swing Revue …

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The Princess of Cajun, Sarah Savoy talks about the Cajun culture: Life in Louisiana is about living from the soul.

Sarah Savoy: Cajun, ça fait de la musique la vie

Sarah Savoy & the Francadians is a group of dedicated musicians based in Paris, France, led by Louisiana-born and –raised Sarah Savoy. Brought up by two of the most influential names in Cajun music, Marc and Ann Savoy, Sarah fronts this band of French musicians…

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An Interview with west coast harp/singer & showman Jumpin Jack Benny: I can perform the blues and I let my soul bleed

"Through the blues you can hear life’s heartaches with it’s up and downs."

Jumpin Jack Benny…

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An Interview with Chicago blues band of Howard & the White Boys: Blues is a state of mind. It is not really about skin color.

"The Blues is just about being real.  You have to be real to the music and to yourself or it just does not work." (Howard McCullum)

Howard & The White Boys…

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The banjo/guitar player Rod Davis of Quarrymen talks about the Skiffle, Jazz, Rock n' Roll, John Lennon & the British Blues boom at early '60s

The Quarrymen: 

The Band That Became The Beatles

Rod Davis played banjo with the Quarrymen…

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An Interview with the legendary Charlie Musselwhite: Blues just made sense to me. When I heard blues it was like I recognized it.

Charlie Musselwhite

Music from the Heart with Feeling

Harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite’s life reads like a classic blues song: born in Mississippi, raised in Memphis and schooled on the…

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Eric Bell of Thin Lizzy talks about Van Morrison, Bo Diddley, Noel Redding, Phil Lynott and his own way to the Blues

"Music gives me strength, belief, humor, all these emotions."

Eric Bell: The music is sacred

As a founding member of Thin Lizzy, Eric…

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Hilton Valentine of the Animals talks about the skiffle, British blues boom, Animals and his favorite song, album, bluesmen & guitars

"I don’t think anyone in the sixties really sounded like me, and as far as progress goes, I don’t think I progressed all that much."

Hilton Valentine:The…

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