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Classic Blues

Articles, news, pictures and content on classic blues men and women, including pre-war blues, those deceased and those that took part in making the music up to around 1990.

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EXCLUSIVE World Premiere – Eilen Jewell “You Know My Love”

For this World Premiere track release, she's chosen a Willie Dixon tune popularized by Otis Rush. Jewell’s torchy rendition emphasizes its spooky message

Jack White’s Third Man Records Will Release Chess Records Reissues

These classic singles reissues are available now and can be can be purchased at Third Man Records separately or as a bundle.

Big Jay McNeely’s ‘Honkin’ & Jivin’ At The Palomino’ Drops Tomorrow

Big Jay McNeely. Live. 'Honkin’ & Jivin’ At The Palomino' drops tomorrow, just for YOU!
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Dee Dee Bridgewater Releases New Album

She was determined to recapture the same magic and history of the Blues, R&B, and Soul classics in the recordings that were originally made in Memphis.
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Sunday Wilde & Reno Jack Are ‘Two’ of a Kind

'Two' is a raw, deliberately simple recording. No overdubs or fancy studio wizardry. Just real instruments played by real musicians.

A September Playlist: Blues For Prostate Cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed, so we want to encourage everyone: talk about prostate cancer with your doctor!
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Kim Wilson Gets Back To Basics

"I'm dedicating this CD to my big brother, James Cotton," Wilson says. "He has always been a great inspiration and a dear friend.
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Americana Artist Eilen Jewell Releases Blues Album

From the barrelhouse power of 1920’s Bessie Smith to the electrified sounds of 1960’s Betty James, blues music has always been a strong influence.

3rd Annual BB King Symposium This Week

This year’s symposium is being co-hosted by the B.B. King Museum and the B.B. King Recording Studio. The theme for this year’s events is “Chitlin’ Circuit.”

Mississippi John Hurt Foundation 2017 Homecoming Festival Upon Us

The 2017 gathering is the 19th annual Mississippi John Hurt Music Festival.
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