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Chicago Blues

Hubert Sumlin Passes Away

Hubert Sumlin, the long celebrated and legendary blues guitar master who played scorching guitar for Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters during the Chicago Blues heyday, has reportedly passed away.

Chicago Bluesman Eric "Guitar" Davis Murdered

Chicago Bluesman Eric "Guitar" Davis shot and Killed
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Paramount Records Celebrates Milestone Birthday

Paramount's history will be highlighted during the centennial edition of the three-day Paramount Music Festival September 1st through the 3rd.
Backtrack Blues Band - Mark Ammons

Backtrack Blues Band Set to Release New Live CD/DVD

The 'Make My Home in Florida' release marks the group’s sixth album and reflects decades of musical experience from deep down south.

The Sly Genius of Jimmy Reed

We're celebrating a birthday today -- that of the vastly influential guitarist and harmonica legend Jimmy Reed, who's amazing music has influenced rock in an irreplaceable way.

A2IM Honors Alligator Records Founder Bruce Iglauer with Libera Awards Lifetime Achievement Award

The award will honor Bruce Iglauer, Founder and CEO of Alligator Records, for his work as a leader in the music industry and his humanitarian efforts
Staple-Singers

Yvonne Staples Dead at 80

When their father died in 2000, it was at Yvonne's insistence that her sister Mavis shake off her depression at his passing, and get back into the music scene.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Willie Johnson

Johnson was one of the first guitarists to employ distortion, while playing. Most noticeable on, "How Many More Years," this technique marks his place in history as one of the pioneers of electric guitar.
James Kinds - Love You From The Top

James Kinds' "Love You From The Top"; Soul, R&B and Blues

James Kinds, the tried-and-true working bluesman, has recently released Love You From The Top, a righteously soulful album packed with West Side Chicago sound.
American Blues Scene Featured Video

Video: Howlin' Wolf Plays Smokestack Lightning Live

Today's video comes from Howlin' Wolf, playing Smokestack Lightnin' to a ravenous crowd in England in 1964. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1FK620bS7A]
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