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C.C. Rider the Venerator: Willie Dixon

    C.C. Rider the Venerator: Willie Dixon

When it comes to American music, the true Bard of the Blues was Willie Dixon. He penned so many tracks you can find whole websites that are nothin’ but lists of his songs. So even if you haven’t heard of Willie Dixon, if you’ve heard any rock or blues at all, you’ve heard his stuff.

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Blues Legend Robert Johnson’s Son Dies in Mississippi

    Blues Legend Robert Johnson’s Son Dies in Mississippi

A son of legendary Mississippi blues artist Robert Johnson won a landmark case for his father’s estate, guide the legend’s legacy, and never stopped working hard.

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Jeff Fetterman Serves Up a Bottle Full of Blues

    Jeff Fetterman Serves Up a Bottle Full of Blues

Once you take a shot from Bottle Full of Blues, you’ll be quick to order another round.

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C.C. Rider the Venerator: Clifton Chenier

  C.C. Rider the Venerator: Clifton Chenier

Zydeco dynamite Clifton Chenier was the baddest bluesman out of the bayou state. Zydeco’s a genre developed by Creole folks in southwestern Louisiana. It’s like a gumbo–a little bit of blues, a little bit of country, a little bit of sound all the bayou’s own. And it was made famous by Monsieur Chenier himself…

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Wendell Holmes of the critically acclaimed Holmes Brothers passes away

  Wendell Holmes of the critically acclaimed Holmes Brothers passes away

Wendell Holmes, vocalist, guitarist, pianist and songwriter of the critically acclaimed soul/blues band The Holmes Brothers, died on Friday, June 19 at his home in Rosedale, Maryland

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Best of the Blues Festivals Awards Telluride, Mighty Mississippi, Johnny Shines Fest Top Spots

  Best of the Blues Festivals Awards Telluride, Mighty Mississippi, Johnny Shines Fest Top Spots

Among the nineteen total winners were also Big Blues Bender, Bogalusa Blues Festival, Eureka Springs Blues Festival!

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C.C. Rider The Venerator: Juneteenth

  C.C. Rider The Venerator: Juneteenth

President Abraham Lincoln had, quote, “freed” the slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. But it took two and a half years before the executive order was really enforced. June 19, 1865. In the south, it became an instant holiday. Juneteenth.

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C.C. Rider the Venerator: The Origin of “C.C. Rider”

  C.C. Rider the Venerator: The Origin of “C.C. Rider”

Here on American Blues Scene I often tell ya origin stories. The roots of a rock song, the birth of a legend of the blues. Today: the story of “C.C. Rider.”

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Blues Stars Bonamassa and Haynes Join Vai, Satriani, Schon for Les Paul’s 100th

  Blues Stars Bonamassa and Haynes Join Vai, Satriani, Schon for Les Paul’s 100th

when Les Paul famously remarked, “I want a sound that has never been heard before,” he was probably not thinking of the unique cacophony created by Steve Vai’s supersonic pinch harmonics and Joe Bonamassa’s pentatonic…

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    Muddy Waters and Friends Live and in Living Colors on new DVD

Muddy Waters and Friends Live and in Living Colors on new DVD

if Muddy’s performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1958 didn’t cement that reputation on film, the Sony Legacy DVD Soundstage Blues Summit in Chicago, 1974 does.

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Jeff Fetterman Serves Up a Bottle Full of Blues

    Jeff Fetterman Serves Up a Bottle Full of Blues

Once you take a shot from Bottle Full of Blues, you’ll be quick to order another round.

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Muddy Waters and Friends Live and in Living Colors on new DVD

  Muddy Waters and Friends Live and in Living Colors on new DVD

if Muddy’s performance at the Newport Folk Festival in 1958 didn’t cement that reputation on film, the Sony Legacy DVD Soundstage Blues Summit in Chicago, 1974 does.

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24th Street Wailers’ “Where Evil Grows” Jumps and Swings

  24th Street Wailers’ “Where Evil Grows” Jumps and Swings

If you enjoy your “vintage,” or if you prefer, “retro” jump blues, with some kick instead of a lame imitation, this album is for you.

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