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Remembering the great Mighty Sam McClain

    Remembering the great Mighty Sam McClain

Sam declared that “to me, making music is all about freedom. I believe I have a gift from God and I’ve worked hard all my life to pursue my own vision of it…

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Tony Coleman: Remembering the King

    Tony Coleman: Remembering the King

American Blues Scene spoke recently with Tony Coleman who is best known for his 29 years as B.B. King’s drummer.

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The Elegant Allen Toussaint

    The Elegant Allen Toussaint

The New Orleans great discusses his friend B.B. King, his appearance in the HBO series Treme, The Stones covering his music, losing everything in Katrina, and how New Orleans music is coming back strong!

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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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WORLD PREMIERE: Ana Popovic’s “Catfish Blues” off new album, Blue Room

  WORLD PREMIERE: Ana Popovic’s “Catfish Blues” off  new album, Blue Room

It took ten years for Ana Popovic to convince her father Milton to record an album together… now for the first time, hear the first track off of “Blue Room”!

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Bernard Allison is Soul Searching

  Bernard Allison is Soul Searching

Luther Allison’s son Bernard used to hide in the closet when Johnny Winter came over to the house because he was afraid of the albino with pink eyes…

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Detroit’s Eliza Neals Heats Things Up with Her Rocking Blues

  Detroit’s Eliza Neals Heats Things Up with Her Rocking Blues

Actually, I was supposed to go to Vienna and be an opera singer. They told me I could really do something big in opera, but, my heart is in the blues …

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Dennis McNally Takes Us to the River, “On Highway 61″

  Dennis McNally Takes Us to the River, “On Highway 61″

Dennis McNally’s ah-ha moment in deciding to write his book, On Highway 61 – Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom, came after Bob Dylan’s comments.

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Leni Stern: Blues Soul, Jazz Mind, African Heart

  Leni Stern: Blues Soul, Jazz Mind, African Heart

  LeniStern_BluesSoulAfricanHeart_DebraDevi The blues is a universal language, and electric guitarist Leni Stern’s fluency has lured her into African adventures

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Q&A with MonkeyJunk’s Steve Marriner

  Q&A with MonkeyJunk’s Steve Marriner

Steve from the award-winning, longstanding blues band MonkeyJunk opens up about great albums, the Canadian border issue, and much more!

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