"When I first heard Muddy and Willie Dixon, it hit me like a bullet"
Preston Hubbard: Riffin’The Bass
He had played and/or recorded with: Big Joe Turner, Roy Eldridge,…Continue
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"Blues to me is taking a bad situation and getting some good from it".
Big Shot Reub & The Reloaders
There is a quality guitar slinger on the Blues horizon, and you should know his…Continue
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The Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora, known as the "barefoot diva,” died Saturday, according to the culture minister of the country.
The Portuguese weekly, Expresso, reported she died in hospital in her native country. Cape Verde, a country comprised of of 10 islands, is located 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa. It gained independence from Portugal in 1975.
Often compared to American blues singer Billie Holiday, Evora sang in a rich…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 17, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
"Blues is like violin. It’s easy to play it badly and very hard to get it right".
Tom Lavin: "Blues + Jazz = BLAZZ!"…Continue
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"Good music is emotional communication, and it offers all the range of human emotions."
John Fry: Hold Fast To Your Roots…Continue
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B.B. & The Blues Shacks
They are firmly based on the roots of traditional R´n´B – playing good music that entertains, delivers fun and captivates the listeners. That´s just one of the reasons why they trade as Europe´s best Blues band.…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 15, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments
A mix of familiar names and up-and-comers are among the nominees for the 33rd annual Blues Music Awards. Nominations for the awards - presented by the Memphis - based Blues Foundation - were announced today. The ceremony will be held on May 10 at the Cook Convention Center.
BLUES.GR's BLOG wishes to congratulate all the…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 14, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
"The world and everything in it are what have been offered to me by the Blues"
K.K. Martin is a fourth generation Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist/Musician born in West Monroe, Louisiana.…Continue
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"I like that ‘blues’ is not racial between black and white. It is an economic level. Any poor person with misery in their life has the blues."
Dick Waterman: Focus on the Blues Myths
Photographer, agent, manager,…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 13, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
"Music gives a way of expressing what’s in my soul and allows me to bring out all my experiences and turn them into sounds".
Javier Vargas was born in Madrid shortly after his parents had left Buenos Aires where they had migrated some years before. Nine years later, the family…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 12, 2011 at 7:50pm — No Comments
Chris Spedding should need no introduction for any fan of British rock . One of the most gifted and versatile guitarists of his generation he has straddled pop, rock, jazz and punk for almost half a century. He’s done this with ease whilst finding time to play with many major figures of music scene such as Roxy Music, Elton John, John Cale, Little…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 11, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
The Small Blues Trap is a well known Greek blues band formed in August 2004, consisting of Paul Karapiperis, on steel and slide guitar, keyboards, harmonica and vocals, Panagiotis Daras guitar, slide and acoustic guitar, Lefteris Besios, bass and Stathis Evangeliou drums. S.B.T. is a band with…Continue
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Roy Roberts became hooked on music while growing up in a small town in Tennessee, listening to blues and R&B on radio stations WLAC out of Nashville. Jimmy Reed’s “Baby What You Want Me to Do” was the clincher and at the age of 14, Roy worked on a nearby farm to earn the money for his first guitar, a mail order Sears Silvertone.…
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 11, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
As an adolescent and young teen in Dallas, Texas in the late1950's, Denny Freeman heard on the radio the radical new sounds of people like Little Richard, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, and Chicago and Louisianna blues artists like Muddy waters and Slim Harpo. Freeman would go to concerts…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 7, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Guitar great Jimi Hendrix will be honored next year when the Jimi Hendrix Memorial Park opens in his hometown of Seattle.Continue
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Linwood Lee Taylor is tuned in to Howlin’ Wolf, Jimi Hendrix, and Muddy Waters, as well as Freddy King, Albert King, and Albert Collins, just to name a few.
In fact, Taylor often played with Collins on the East Coast and treats fans to “Frosty”, a Collins…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 6, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Hubert Sumlin, who gained blues fame as a guitarist for the legendary Howlin' Wolf from about 1954 to 1976, and in more recent years as a solid performer on his own, died at Sunday 4 December. His death closes yet another window into blues history.Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 5, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments
THANX BLUES !
"Blues" is a club-bar in the centre of Athens - Greece (20 Panormou Str.) that first opened in November 1981 and is still going strong with steady customers of all ages. There, you can listen to all sorts of Blues. From Leadbelly and Robert Johnson to North Mississippi All Stars, R.L.Burnside, Otis Taylor and Red Devils. Located in an old two - storey…Continue
Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on December 1, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
"Blues can be considered a way of life and it definitely is a feeling. The feeling has many shades...from low, dark blue to electric, fiery red."
Jimmy D. Lane
In the Name of the…Continue
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J. Blackfoot (born John Colbert, November 20, 1946 – November 30, 2011), was an American soul singer, who was a member of The Soul Children in the late 1960s and 1970s, and subsequently had a moderately successful solo career. His biggest hit was "Taxi", which reached the charts in both the US and UK in 1984.
John Colbert was born in Greenville, Mississippi, moving to Memphis, Tennessee with his family as a child. Generally known as "J." or "Jay", he acquired the…Continue
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