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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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George Thorogood Talks ‘Party of One’ and More

"I was hungry. If they wanted me to play a club opening for the Allman Brothers, I would have done it. There’s no glory in being a street musician, trust me."

‘I Am the Blues’ Rediscovers National Treasures

"Everyone has a particular first-hand life experience but this particular segregated, sharecropping, slavery-type experience ends at that generation."

BluesMobile Says Farewell

"This series, alas, has gone as far as it can go. Our final broadcast will be July 30, 2017."

Tedeschi Trucks – Does Size Matter?

Not since the days of Johnny Otis in the early ’50s has there been a rhythm ’n blues band this big or nimble.

2017 Blues Blast Music Awards Voting Has Begun

Voting to determine the winners continues until August 15, 2017.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Big Bill Broonzy

Broonzy was also one of the first bluesmen in Chicago to play electric guitar, beginning in 1942, though his audiences preferred the acoustic sounds of the South.

Fat Possum Records To Release Worried Blues – 10 Album Series Of Historic Rarities

The 10 albums provide a rich and varied catalog of artists who were scattered across the Mississippi Delta, largely inactive until a new generation sought them out.
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Sonny Landreth Talks ‘Live in Lafayette’

"No matter where you're from, or what language you speak, blues is the universal language."
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EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIERE Track From George Thorogood

The debut single is the Willie Dixon classic, "Wang Dang Doodle."

Harmonica Player Phil Wiggins Honored with NEA National Heritage Fellowship

Today, Phil Wiggins is the only living player of the instrument to hold the prestigious honor of “Master of Traditional Arts.”
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