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Dave Cantonwine of Eric Quincy Tate talks about Southern Rock, Paul Hornsby & '70s

ERIC QUINCY TATE

Pure Blues & Genuine Rock 

 

EQT was one of the greatest Southern Rock bands of all time. The founding members, Tommy Carlisle and Donnie McCormick met in 1963 when Tommy joined Donnie's band "The Kings". Tommy, Donnie, and two other…

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An Interview with the Legendary Musician of Nashville, Charlie McCoy

"The compatability is sometimes more important that the skill of the individuals"

THE LEGEND OF THE MUSIC CITY

Any musician in Nashville has heard of Charlie McCoy. A mainstay in Music City since the '60s, Charlie has played on dozens of hit records, including work…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 20, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Hugh Laurie play the blues

“Let Them Talk” is the first album to be recorded by Hugh Laurie after signing to Warner Bros Records in 2010. Produced by Joe Henry and recorded in Los Angeles and New Orleans, the album is a celebration of New Orleans blues, a genre that drives Hugh’s musical raison d’être.



Spiritually inspired by similar genre albums like Ry Cooder’s ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ and T-Bone Burnett’s ‘O’ Brother Where Art Thou’ soundtrack, Hugh’s ‘Let Them Talk’ recordings bring…

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Interview with Christopher Garcia of The Grande Mothers, Original Members of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention

 The Grande Mothers Re: Invented Incredible Drummer

Christopher Garcia is one of those musicians who always seems to be on stage when amazing things are happening. I'm not sure he knows how many different groups he's currently playing in, but it's a lot. In addition to teaching all over the…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 13, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Wendell Pierce Set to Star in B.B. King Biopic

The King of the Blues has played in excess of 15000 performances, released over a period of 52 years and now it is taking him and his music to perform Wendell Pierce in a film called BB King and I.

In other words, Wendell Pierce, best known for playing Det. William ‘Bunk’ Moreland on HBO’s The Wire, has been cast as B.B. King in a biopic of the legendary jazzman.

The true story of an extraordinary friendship is scribed by…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 12, 2011 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Les Paul Google Doodle Lets You Strum Guitar, Record, Playback

Google today is paying tribute to legendary musician and innovator Les Paul with an interactive logo that lets you play a virtual guitar, record it, and then share your composition. The special doodle is in honor of what would have been Paul's 96th birthday. …

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on June 9, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

“FRANKIE” TOLER, FORMER ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND DRUMMER, PASSES AWAY

BRADENTON, FL - David “Frankie” Toler, former Allman Brothers Band drummer, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 2:00 PM in hospice care in Bradenton, Florida, after a prolonged illness at the age of 59.

Frankie Toler had an extensive and stellar career as a world-class professional drummer,…

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Southern Crossroads: Where Blues Meets Rock and Country

Where Blues Meets Rock and Country

Charlie…

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The Next Generation of Blues in Greece

Ανακοινώθηκαν τα ονόματα των μαθητικών συγκροτημάτων που θα παίξουν στο 7ο Schoolwave. Τα 21 συγκροτήματα του Schoolwave 2011 εκπροσωπούν όλα σχεδόν τα είδη μουσικής (pop, rock, punk, ska-punk, metal, stoner, alternative, blues, jazz, funk, grunge, rock 'n' roll...) και προέρχονται από όλη την Ελλάδα. Φέτος το Schoolwave, θα πραγματοποιηθεί 8-9 & 10 Ιουλίου στη… Continue

Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 30, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Gil Scott-Heron Jazz/Blues Icon Dies

Gil Scott-Heron, whose mix of poetry, politics, jazz, blues and soul influenced hip hop and neo soul, died Friday (May 27)

The musician and poet Gill Scott-Heron – best known for his pioneering rap The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – has died at the age of 62, having… Continue

Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 29, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

RIP L.V. Banks

Mississippi-born L.V. Banks (October 28th, 1932 to May 2, 2011), grew up singing Muddy Waters' songs while picking cotton and later played house parties in Indianola for his idol B.B. King. In 1965, Banks made the inevitable journey to Chicago, where he has remained one of the South Side's most prominent journeymen. It was King who encouraged the young Banks to take up the guitar to complement his fine voice, and his influence on Banks' use of both instruments is evident in the emphatic…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 26, 2011 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Bruce Ricker, Jazz Blues Filmmaker, Dies

Bruce Ricker, a filmmaker best known for The Last of the Blue Devils, his early documentary about Kansas City blues and jazz musicians, as well as a series of well-received music-doc collaborations with Clint Eastwood, died on May 13 in Cambridge, Ma. The cause of death was pneumonia. Ricker was 68.

http://www.pasoroblesfilmfestival.com/Panel%20Members/bruce_ricker.htm…

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Detroit bluesman Howard Glazer talks about Honeyboy Edwards, John Sinclair, Johnny Winter and Motor City

"A lot of old blues they were signing about things and using hidden meanings for things, and situations that the black people of that era couldn't talk about freely in public."

Howard Glazer: Motor…

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Jeff Healey Park

Jeff Healey to have T.O. park named in his honour

 A west-end Toronto park is to be renamed after a Canadian music icon.

Beginning in June, Woodford Park, near Queensway and Parklawn, will be called Jeff Healey Park.

Healey often played in the park as a child and later brought his children there to play.

The legendary blues and jazz guitarist died at in 2008 at age 41 after a battle with cancer.

The musician had performed…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 21, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments

RIP Cornell Dupree

The legendary guitarist Cornell Dupree died on Sunday, May 8, 2011. He was 68 years old. Dupree had earlier been diagnosed with emphysema and was to have had a lung transplant. A benefit concert was held at BB King’s New York City club on March 11 to help raise funds for Dupree’s medical expenses.



Born on December 19, 1942, in Fort Worth, Texas, Dupree was discovered by King Curtis, who brought the young guitarist to New York City, where his meteoric rise began. The guitarist can be…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on May 15, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments

BLUES FOUNDATION: Blues Music Award Winners 2011

The Blues Foundation, based in Memphis, has announced the winners for the organization's 32nd annual Blues Music Awards after holding an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 5th, 2011 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis. This year's event was a real houserockin' blow-out, running better than seven hours and featuring performances by dozens of…

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Roots, trunk, branches & twigs

The Blues Family Tree 

Το τραγούδι του Muddy Waters "The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock & Roll",  μας…

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 28, 2011 at 2:00am — No Comments

Goodbye Lacy Gibson

 Chicago blues guitarist Lacy Gibson died after suffering a heart attack on Monday (April 11), according to Spinner.com. He was 74.

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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 17, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Bluesman Harmonica Hinds, Koko Taylor's harmonica player talks about Myers, Willie Dixon & Windy City blues

"Music is an expression of life. What you experience in life comes out in your music."

MERVYN “HARMONICA” HINDS

The Don Quixote of  Blues in Windy City…

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Μερικοί από τους πιο γνωστούς μουσικούς - με ελληνική καταγωγή - που αγάπησαν τα blues.

Greeks in the blues

Μερικοί από τους πιο γνωστούς μουσικούς - με ελληνική καταγωγή - που αγάπησαν τα blues.…



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Added by Michalis Limnios BLUES @ GREECE on April 10, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

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