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Manuel Galbán, Legendary Cuban Guitarist, Dies at 80

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…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on July 19, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments

George Thorogood Salutes His Chess Records Heroes

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…

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RIP Burton Gaar

Sadly Blues performer Burton Gaar from Louisiana has passed away.…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on July 12, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

JOHNNY WINTER RETURNS WITH NEW ALBUM “ROOTS”

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…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on July 8, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Bluesnews @ paper.li & classicbluesvideos.com

Nothing But The Blues !

MUSIC IS MY LIFE

Classic Blues Videos Hundreds of free, ready to stream Live Blues Videos hand-picked and ready to stream. Muddy Waters, B.B.King, Howlin Wolf, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, Son House, Etta James, Albert King, James Cotton,… Continue

Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on July 5, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

EUROPEAN BLUES UNION

Europe has the Blues



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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on June 28, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on June 27, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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 Michael Limnios Blues Culture 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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on June 19, 2011 at 1:22am — No Comments

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 Michael Limnios Blues Culture 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 Michael Limnios Blues Culture 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 Michael Limnios Blues Culture 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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on June 6, 2011 at 1:26am — No Comments

Southern Crossroads: Where Blues Meets Rock and Country

Where Blues Meets Rock and Country

Charlie…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on June 2, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

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 Michael Limnios Blues Culture 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 Michael Limnios Blues Culture 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 Michael Limnios Blues Culture 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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on May 25, 2011 at 3:37pm — No Comments

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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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Culture on May 25, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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 Michael Limnios Blues Culture on May 21, 2011 at 10:44pm — No Comments

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