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Bluescentric.com Launches New Product Lines Including Otis Redding and Stax Brands

These indelible, iconic brands join Howlin’ Wolf, Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter and others as part of the Bluescentric family.
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This Week in Blues Past: Cook County Jail, Otis Redding, More!

the birth of a soul icon, a HUGE blues album release from B.B. King, the launch of a major blues radio station, the commemoration of a blues landmark, and much more!
Ke$ha and Muddy Waters

How Did Ke$ha End up on a Blues Website?

We're not above relating current pop to it's Blues influences, no matter how much us blues fans dislike (or loathe or some harsher word) today's pop. It's worth noting and appreciating the far reach...

Chicago camp teaches kids Blues 101

A great recent article in the Chicago Tribune covers a blues class, created by Columbia College in Chicago, that is geared towards teaching children music. Below is the news segment covering the event. It's...
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Black Stone Cherry Goes ‘Black To Blues’

'Black To Blues' pays homage to the fertile 1960s era of electric blues, where the masters pushed boundaries with experimentation and volume.
Hoodoo Man Blues

This Week in Blues Past: Hoodoo Man Blues, Koko Taylor, More!

This week features the birth of one of the greatest blueswomen in history, a blind legend, and one of the biggest landmark Chicago Blues albums of all time, among others. Check it out on This Week in Blues Past

Robin Trower Bemoans the State of Today’s Blues

With all due respect to Mr. Trower's age, experience, and musical knowledge, I must reply, poppycock!

The 4Jacks: These Cards Are to be Dealt With

To understand this album, imagine you're sitting at a poker table...

Willie "Popsy" Dixon Remembrance Page (1942-2015)

Dixon, born in Virginia Beach, Virginia on July 26, 1942, was celebrated for his soaring, soulful multi-octave vocals and his driving...

Etta James Close to Death

More sad news for blues and music fans this year. The manager of longstanding musical icon Etta James has stated today that the soul and blues singer is terminally ill with late-stage leukemia.
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