Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE's Blog – July 2012 Archive (36)

Chicagoan bassman Orlando Wright talks about Buddy Guy, Syl Johnson, Doug McDonald, and local scene

"The Blues express sadness as well as happiness it express pain, there’s a Blues for any occasion..."

Orlando Wright: (W)right sound source

The consummate bass player, Orlando J. Wright has worked the Chicago R&B and…

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An Interview with Tim "Too Slim" Langford - have created an eclectic style of Blues and Rock with his own sound

"Life will always throw you some song writing material. You get everything just by living , happy, sad good and bad!"

Tim "Too Slim" Langford: Star-Spangled…

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Motor City guitarist/singer Chris Canas talks about Johnnie Bassett, Oscar Brown Jr., and Detroit blues

“The Blues has saved my life and I just hope I can return the favor by educating people about it so they can have a better appreciation for it.”

Chris Canas: The Blues is Alright…

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An Interview with bluesman John Primer, a powerful force in helping to keep alive the pure Chicago blues

"You have to open up your heart and let your feelings flow through your body and think happy thoughts while you play the blues."

John Primer: The Original Bluesman…

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Minnesota Blues Legend Big Walter Smith, the "Big Man of the Blues" Dies

R.I.P Big Walter Smith - Brother To The Blues

Big Walter Smith, the Twin Cities bandleader affectionately known as the "Big Man of the Blues," died Tuesday at the age of 82 at his home in Minneapolis.…

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Mighty Mo Rodgers, a blues poet philosopher: Socrates laid down some real good Blues "know thyself"

"Blues is real. There are only three things for certain in life...death, taxes and the blues"

Mighty Mo Rodgers: Odysseus and the blues sirens…

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An Interview with rising guitarist/ singer Scott Sharrard: The Blues is the roux in the gumbo

"You can’t play Jazz, Rock, R&B, Country, or Folk without being able to play the blues."

Scott Sharrard: Interpreter of the blues

Scott has released three solo albums to critical acclaim,…

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An Interview with Jerry and Pauline Teel of Chicken Snake: Voodoo jungle with a psychedelic snarl

"The blues is real, the blues is raw, the blues is dirty, and the blues is about feeling."

Chicken Snake: Voodoo Blues-chedelic…

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French harpist Paul Lassey talks about the local scene, harmonica, Charlie McCoy & Toots Thielemans

"This music touches the heart with its simplicity: because it is simple, it allows immediate expressiveness; feelings have the color of the blues"

Paul Lassey: C'est la Blues…

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American underground poet / writer Joe Pachinko talks about Lenore Kandel, the Beats, and his books

"Art, any kind of art, if it's any good, is a key out of whatever prison you have, of the mind, the body, the culture. Art is one of the few places you can be free."

Joe Pachinko: A lost alien…

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An Interview with accomplished photographer Joseph A. Rosen: I love both photography and Blues

"A camera does not make a photo any more than a typewriter tells a story. They are tools and it is how they are used that is important."

Joseph A. Rosen: Blues Image…

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Veteran Canadian bassist Gary Kendall talks about his legendary career and experience in the blues

"Blues is my life, the music I play and it defines who I am."

Gary Kendall: Maple Blues Legend

Gary…

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Blues fusion guitarist Johnny Roth talks about Southern rock, slide guitar, Hendrix and Duane Allman

"There isn’t much Southern Rock around today to compare to. Although, a few bands like the Alabama Shakes and the North Mississippi AllStars are carrying the torch quite well."

Johnny Roth: Petersburg's Slidedog…

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Writer and lecturer Dr. David S. Calonne talks about Bukowski, Saroyan, Henry Miller, Beats and Jazz

"Bukowski in his late poems kept saying this over and over again: be yourself. Or as you Greeks like to say: gnothi seauton."

David Stephen Calonne: Bebop Lives…

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Bob Babbitt, Funk Brothers bassist at Motown, dies at 74

R.I.P Bob Babbitt

Bob Babbitt, a bassist for Motown Records and key accompanist to some of the recording studio’s biggest stars, including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and the Temptations, died July 16at a hospice near his home in Nashville. He was 74.…

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An Interview with one-man-band Fabien "I AM A BAND" Bréart: “Do it yourself” and “amateurism”

"Choose rightly the people that surround you, and when it’s done, take care of them

Fabien Bréart: I AM A BAND

Bassist and…

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Multi-talent Aussie Jimi Hocking talks about BB King, Edgar Winter, Les Paul, and the Blues mandolin

"The blues is a great platform for expression, it’s simple but emotional, but it can also be fun"

Jimi Hocking: Musical schizophrenic…

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Chicagoan harp player Ron Sorin talks about his experience from “studies” at blues clubs in Windy City

"The blues offers me is an opportunity to express myself “in the moment” which is a very special thing to me. Hitting the “zone” – when there’s no thinking involved and the music just flows, is what it’s all about for me."

Ron Sorin: Anchored in…

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Q & A with one-man-band Zach Deputy: If music is honest it will always have reflections on heritage

"The blues is real spiritual and has stolen most of its luster from old gospel which is why I believe is has lasted so long."

Zach Deputy: Another Day in…

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Q & A with Austrian guitarist/ singer/ songwriter "Sir" Oliver Mally: Blues is the "Truth"

"Happiness is....to be found within yourself – you just gotta dig hard enough!"

"Sir Oliver Mally: Strong Believer…

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