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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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Blue Star Connection Founder John Catt Has Died

"Today the world lost a great man. A man I would consider to be like a father. Someone who changed not only my life but the lives of so many. Thank you for everything you did, I wouldn't be here if it were not for you." - Colin Connors

American Epic Premieres May 16 on PBS

It was the first time America heard itself.
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Here are Your 2017 Blues Music Awards Winners

Here are your winners for the 38th Blues Music Awards.
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Patrick Recob Delivers Outstanding Debut

Even though the world, with all it's complexities, swirls around us, there's always time for a warm, tropical breeze, some splendid blues, and a cold Mai Tai.
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Cash Box Kings Sign With Alligator Records

The band is fueled by the powerhouse harmonica work of Madison, Wisconsin-based songwriter Joe Nosek, and the huge, gritty vocals of Chicago bluesman Oscar Wilson.

‘TajMo’ Finds Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal In Top Form

'TajMo' finds Keb' Mo' and Taj Mahal joined together, making beautiful music in the presence of one another, and with one another. Fortunately, with this album, they share their experience and music with all of us as well.
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Stax Records Announces 60th Anniversary Plans

During its 15-year run, Stax released more than 800 singles, and nearly 300 LPs. It won eight GRAMMY® Awards, plus an Academy Award along the way. The label placed more than 167 songs in the Top 100 pop charts, and a staggering 243 hits in the Top 100 R&B charts.

Bobby “Blue” Bland Statue Dedication in Memphis

Members of the Bland family, including his widow, Willie Mae, son Robb Bland, and daughter Patrice Moses, will be on hand for the unveiling.

TBT – Willie Nelson Sings the Blues on ‘Milk Cow Blues’

Now some of you might be raising your eyebrows in surprise and thinking “A blues album from Willie Nelson? Really?” Yes, friends, he really did put out a blues album, and why not?

WORLD PREMIERE Single From Davy Knowles

"'First Words of a Changing Man,' was recorded on the first night we set up. It's an exciting, kind of bouncy tune."
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