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Chicago Blues

The Rolling Stones Lend a Hand Gathering Tracks by Blues Pioneers on ‘Confessin’ The...

'Confessin’ The Blues' collects the greatest bluesmen ever and provides a perfect study of the genre. The tracks on the various formats of the release have been chosen by the Rolling Stones in collaboration with BMG and Universal.

What Guitars Did Chuck Berry Play?

When the ES-335 was issued in 1958, the same year as Berry's hit single “Sweet Little Sixteen,” he began using it and remained a torchbearer for the model until his death.

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.

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

"‘Mom, I’m gonna come back, and I’m gonna make so much money working in University of Chicago that I’m gonna drive a polka dot Cadillac.’"
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Bands You’ll Like: Phish

While Phish may not be everyone’s cup of meat, they are unquestionably four of the most talented musicians on the planet. Nowhere does this band lock in more than when they are ripping away on some 12 bar badness.

Terry Abrahamson: Witness to History

"He gets down on his knee and takes Muddy’s hand off his knee and he holds Muddy’s hand in both of his and kisses the back of Muddy Waters’ hand."
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Blues Hall of Famer Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater Dead at 83

A soft-spoken, witty man, Clearwater transformed into a firebrand on stage. His flamboyant, colorful performances and mild-mannered offstage persona will be mourned and remembered by millions.

Noel Webster: Restoring History, and Giving Chess Records a New Start – Part One

"We’ve already recorded albums that are going to be released very soon. The records are already done and in the can."
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Kingston Mines Owner “Doc” Pellegrino Dead at 92

"If you're not having fun, you're not at Kingston Mines." - Lenin "Doc" Pellegrino

Delmark Records Founder Bob Koester Sells Label

Today an institution beloved by three generations of fans and having influenced equally as many blues and jazz musicians welcomes new owners.
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