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Boz Scaggs Gives Us Masterful ‘Out of the Blues’

Boz Scaggs conjures up drama when he sings and his delivery begs us to join him on his journey. And let us not forget that he can play intensely emotive and nimble guitar lines seemingly effortlessly.

A Day in the Life of Buddy Guy’s Guitar Tech – Part Two

Buddy has dedicated his recent years to giving back to the blues and keeping the genre alive, something he promised the late Muddy Waters he would do.
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Vanja Sky Debuts on Ruf Records With ‘Bad Penny’

"We named it after the Rory Gallagher song, which I also cover on the album," Sky says. "Rory is one of my favorite players. He has a special place in my heart."

Ten Essential Chess Records Albums

The label and its founders refused to record Guy playing in the style of his live shows, referring to it as “noise,” and instead they attempted to make his sound more widely accessible.

Chicago Blues Greats Join Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on ‘Chicago Plays the Stones’

“I was inspired by the challenge to take Rolling Stones songs and turn them into Chicago blues grooves, while at the same time maintaining both the Chicago blues tradition and sound and doing the same for the Rolling Stones songs..."
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Little Freddie King Serves Up Some ‘Fried Rice & Chicken’

For those like us who love original, intense, unvarnished blues, Little Freddie King's 'Fried Rice & Chicken' should be on your shelf. Better yet, in your player.
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Michael Kaeshammer Brings Us ‘Something New’

It's not difficult to understand why Michael Kaeshammer has fans all over the globe. If you somehow missed his last release, 2016's 'No Filter', you're not going to want to miss out on 'Something New'.
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Premiere Track From Tony Joe White – “Boom Boom”

On the 50th anniversary of the recording of "Polk Salad Annie," we're proud to bring you some true blues from the Swamp Fox, Tony Joe White. Give a listen to "Boom Boom," which is available as a single today via Yep Roc Records.
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The Devil Didn’t Make Him Do It – Debunking the Robert Johnson Myth

Keith Richards on the cover of 'Robert Johnson The Complete Recordings' states flatly, “You want to know how good the blues can get? Well, this is it.”
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Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – ‘Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here’

'Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here' has a street date of July 13th, and if it isn't immediately in your collection, there may be something wrong with your soul.
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