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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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Whitney Shay Professes ‘A Woman Rules the World’

Shay is the youthful embodiment of an old soul, bringing her performances in a powerful, sassy, and seductive way.

Guitars Through the Eyes of Howard Paul and Robert Benedetto

"Violins were made to be taken apart. Guitars are not made to be taken apart."

Buddy Guy & Jonny Lang Play “The Cap”

When done right, more than any other music, the blues express that very duality. On Saturday night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, Johnny Lang and Buddy Guy did it RIGHT.

The Rolling Stones Lend a Hand Gathering Tracks by Blues Pioneers on ‘Confessin’ The...

'Confessin’ The Blues' collects the greatest bluesmen ever and provides a perfect study of the genre. The tracks on the various formats of the release have been chosen by the Rolling Stones in collaboration with BMG and Universal.
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Rev. Jimmie Smith Plays Jimmy Smith ‘Live in Music City’

Rev. Jimmie Smith lives comfortably in the worlds of blues and gospel. As more artists are combining the two genres than ever before, Smith adds the classic Hammond B-3 ensemble sound to the performance.
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New Release From Jon Cleary is ‘Dyna-Mite’

'Dyna-Mite' is jazzy, bluesy, funky, fun, and out-freaking-standing. We highly recommend you get this one - yesterday. Cleary, himself, says it best, "Turn it up loud and press play to detonate…"

What Guitars Did Chuck Berry Play?

When the ES-335 was issued in 1958, the same year as Berry's hit single “Sweet Little Sixteen,” he began using it and remained a torchbearer for the model until his death.
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Crystal Shawanda Breaks Into the Blues with ‘Voodoo Woman’

'Voodoo Woman' is the first blues album by Crystal Shawanda to be released in the United States. If you're a fan of those hard-hitting female blues stars of the past, you'll be a fan of hers too. In a word, this album is exceptional.

Breezy Rodio Declares ‘Sometimes the Blues Got Me’

All in all, 'Sometimes the Blues Got Me' is a substantial album. No one can ever say Bob Koester doesn't know his stuff when it comes to blues and jazz. Picking Breezy Rodio for the Delmark label was another genius move.

Chicago Blues Greats Join Mick Jagger and Keith Richards on ‘Chicago Plays the Stones’

“I was inspired by the challenge to take Rolling Stones songs and turn them into Chicago blues grooves, while at the same time maintaining both the Chicago blues tradition and sound and doing the same for the Rolling Stones songs..."
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