Manuel Galbán (January 14, 1931 – July 7, 2011) was a Grammy winning Cuban guitarist, pianist and arranger, most notable for his work with Los Zafiros, Ry Cooder and the Buena Vista Social Club. The last surviving member of Los Zafiros, he died on July 7, 2011 of cardiac arrest at his home in Havana, Cuba.
Galbán's distinctive electric guitar sound makes liberal use of reverb, tremolo, diminished arpeggio runs and palm mutes. Using a Fender…Continue
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GREETINGS FROM '2120 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE'
New Album’s Guests Include Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite
On their 17th studio album, George Thorogood and The Destroyers pay tribute to their Chess Records heroes, including many of Thorogood’s legendary mentors who helped to launch his career in rock & roll. Titled 2120 South Michigan Avenue, the 13-track album by Capitol/EMI on…Continue
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Sadly Blues performer Burton Gaar from Louisiana has passed away.…Continue
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Back To The Roots!
The legendary Johnny Winter will release his new studio album entitled ‘Roots’ on September 27, 2011 via Megaforce Records. This album returns Johnny to his roots by paying homage to the iconic blues heroes whose pioneering music influenced Winter’s own signature sound and style. ‘Roots’ is the follow up to his Grammy-nominated ’I’m…Continue
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Nothing But The Blues !
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Since the 1960s, professional blues activists in nearly every European nation have been committed to promoting blues music as well as the artists who create it.
Festival promoters, tour organizers, agents, specialized magazines, radio DJs, labels, distributors, clubs etc. are responsible for preserving a truly dynamic scene characterized…
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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…Continue
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"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…Continue
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“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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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. …Continue
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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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Gil Scott-Heron, whose mix of poetry, politics, jazz, blues and soul influenced hip hop and neo soul, died Friday (May 27)Continue
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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…Continue
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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.Continue
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"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…Continue
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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…Continue
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