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Chicago Blues

Chicago Blues All-Stars Are "Red, Hot & Blue"

The Chicago Blues All-Stars are "Red, Hot & Blue." Released on the Azure Music label, Red, Hot & Blue is noteworthy on many levels. These musicians are all top-shelf Chicago players who have backed and played with music royalty including Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, gary Moore, Otis Rush, and Muddy Waters.
Longtime Friends in the Blues FEATURED

"Longtime Friends in the Blues" by Tail Dragger and Bob Corritore

With the best in that trad. Chicago sound, the album was destined to be a modern Chicago blues hit.
Stop Breakin Down FEATURED

A Brief History of "Stop Breakin' Down Blues"

Robert Johnson's famous "Stop Breakin' Down" has been recorded by Clapton, the Stones, the White Stripes & Junior Wells, it's seen it's day in court and, over 70 years, has become a landmark blues song.
Matthew Davidson FEATURED

Teen Guitarist Matthew Davidson Wins Robert Johnson Award

Matthew Davidson, a 13-year-old blues and rock guitarist who the American Blues Scene interviewed back in May, has won the 2011 Robert Johnson New Generation Award!

The Last Waltz: Looking Back On 40 Years

It was forty years ago today. Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, 1976.

Johnny Winter's "Step Back" Takes Listeners on a Journey of Blues Genres

Johnny Winter’s much-anticipated final album, Step Back, spans a variety of different blues genres is a retrospective compilation of blues songs, largely from the 50s and 60s!
Backtrack Blues Band - Mark Ammons

Backtrack Blues Band Says ‘Make My Home in Florida’

Whether performing classic covers or original material, Backtrack Blues Band is the very definition of a show band.

Memphis Music Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2016

It just shows what a rich pool of talent Memphis has to draw from. Not only this year, but for many years to come.
Eddy Clearwater BHOF - ©Roman Sobus

Eddy Clearwater to be Honored During Chicago Blues Festival

"I worked for him for 10 years, two records, 'West Side Strut' and 'Soul Funky.' It was the best ten years of my life. His stature, 6'4" was big, but not as big as his heart." - Lynn Orman Weiss

The Rolling Stones Pay For Hubert Sumlin's Burial

The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have insisted on covering the full expense of pioneering bluesman Hubert Sumlin's burial.
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