Author: JD Nash

JD is currently associate editor and social media manager for American Blues Scene. He's also the former host of Blues Influence on WREN radio.

Welcome to Windy City Wednesday. This newest offering from American Blues Scene will share classic and sometimes forgotten blues albums from some of the most iconic Chicago blues men and women ever to grace wax. This edition focuses on the album Black Magic by West Side blues great Magic Sam. Black Magic was the second album recorded by Magic Sam for the Delmark label. Recorded on October 23 and November 6, 1968, Black Magic was released only days before Sam’s untimely passing on December 1, 1969. Delmark released it under the name Magic Sam Blues Band, and it was a…

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Welcome to Windy City Wednesday. This newest offering from American Blues Scene will share classic and sometimes forgotten blues albums from some of the most iconic Chicago blues men and women ever to grace wax. This edition focuses on the album Mandolin Blues from Yank Rachell’s Tennessee Jug-Busters. Yank Rachell was the master of mandolin blues and this was the first blues LP to feature this instrument. Of course the mandolin had been recorded before that; Yank himself recorded for Victor in 1929 & ’30. Later he accompanied Memphis Minnie and Walter Davis in the studio. He met Sonny Boy…

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R&B/pop trio The Womack Sisters went viral on Tik Tok this weekend with a post of them performing an acoustic version of “Daily,” an unreleased single from their upcoming eponymous EP out later this Summer. But who are The Womack Sisters? As the granddaughters of the legendary Sam Cooke, daughters of renowned songwriters and producers Cecil and Linda Womack (Womack & Womack), and nieces of singer-songwriter and R&B icon Bobby Womack, music is in their blood. Taking the American R&B and Pop scene by storm, the music industry welcomes a new generation of royalty with BG, Zeimani, and Kucha, the…

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Welcome to Windy City Wednesday. This weekly offering from American Blues Scene shares classic and sometimes forgotten blues albums from some of the most iconic Chicago blues men and women ever to grace wax. This edition focuses on the album Been There Done That and an early birthday shout out to Linsey Alexander. Linsey “Hoochie Man” Alexander will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday, July 23rd. Born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, to a family of sharecroppers, Linsey moved to Memphis with his mother and sister at the age of 12. Alexander’s interest in music started when a family friend he…

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