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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.

John Mayall Scores Again with ‘Talk About That’

In our opinion, this is the some of the best music that Mayall has laid down in years. 'Talk About That' is exciting, varied, and satisfying, and will be viewed as a milestone work...

Smithsonian Folkways To Release ‘Classic Piedmont Blues’

Available March 24th, Classic Piedmont Blues offers an illuminating overview of the Piedmont style.

‘Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train’ a Loving Tribute

This release isn't for the Saturday night, boogie-woogie crowd. It's for those of us who still enjoy a glass of sweet tea on a Sunday afternoon. If you fit that category, you'll be doing yourself a disservice by not immediately purchasing this first-rate record.

Language of the Blues: TRICK

This is the latest installment of our weekly series The Language of the Blues, in which author and rock musician Debra Devi explores the meaning of a word or phrase found in the blues. Grab...

Samantha Fish Gives Us ‘Chills & Fever’

Her restate of the vintage soul, rock 'n' roll, and blues sounds on which we grew up is as comfortable as our favorite jeans.

John Lee Hooker Centennial Brings New Album

Electrifying the Delta blues he learned in his youth, Hooker developed a driving boogie beat that forever changed the game.
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Let Grammy Winner Bobby Rush Ease On In

This is the wild world of a Mississippi-Born Icon who paved his own path on music's treacherous trail. Daddy told me on his dying bed Give up your heart but don't you lose your head You came...

The 38th Blues Music Award Nominees Announced

The Blues Foundation has announced The 38th Blues Music Award Nominees.

TBT – The Genius of Scotty Moore

The essence greatness in this early rockabilly and rock and roll music was its raw, gritty, earthy simplicity. It was as though a raw nerve had been exposed.

The Fast Track with Eve Monsees

"I want to feel like what I do is appreciated and also because it’s blues, just the idea of helping carry on that tradition."
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