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Chicago Blues

Natchez Burning: Anniversary of The Rhythm Club Fire

Today is the anniversary of the Natchez Rhythm Club fire, which took the lives of over 200, including a blues band, and inspired countless blues numbers by Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker & many more.
Chicago Blues: A Living History

Chicago Blues: A Living History; The (R)evolution Continues

Chicago, IL, April 8, 2011. Raisin' Music is proud to announce that Chicago Blues: A Living History; The (R)evolution Continues will be available in the US on Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Doctor Dan Ivankovich – Big Bluesman, Bigger Heart

Doctor Dan Ivankovich is, to put it mildly, not your average doctor. A surgeon by day and an accomplished bluesman by night, Dr. Dan attends to Chicago's poorest and neglected citizens.
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.

Magic Sam's West Side Soul is Literally Blues at it's Best

Delmark Records' recent reissue of Magic Sam's "West Side Soul" is a great new remastering of a classic album that has been widely regarded as one of the best blues albums of all time.
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On the Back Porch with Chicago Blues Giant Nick Moss

We sat down to talk with Chicago bluesman Nick Moss, who is one of the hottest things in blues today, Nick has a lot to say about the blues, his album, and his
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...
Buddy Guy - Living Proof

Buddy Guy’s “Living Proof” is the Best Thing Buddy’s Done Since the Next Thing...

I think it's safe to finally say it: Buddy simply can't make a bad album. "Living Proof" is an iconic Buddy Guy release.
Lynwood Slim - Brazillian Kicks album cover

Lynwood Slim and the Igor Prado Band's "Brazilian Kicks" is smooth Chicago blues!

These Brazilian men can sing the blues! The Igor Prado Band has a wonderfully tight, crisp arrangement that sounds as though it was forged from years in the clubs of Chicago.
American Blues Scene Featured Video

Mike Zito Channels Muddy Waters

Mike Zito has been a hot act on the blues circuit the past few years. The smokin' Saint Louis blues rocker is chock full of energy and great at what he does, which is...
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