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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.

Bruce Katz: The Key Master Takes a Solo Ride

"I guess this was an opportunity to put some tunes and moods out there." - Bruce Katz

World Premiere Track From 90 Year Old John Dee Holeman: “Chapel Hill Boogie”

Holeman’s signature ditty is the infectious “Chapel Hill Boogie." A 12 bar boogie that cooks in all its funky juices...

World Premiere Song: Ben Winship feat. Ivan Neville “What’s The Matter With The Well”

Releasing two albums at once may be a daunting prospect for any artist, but Ben Winship needs this much space.

The Messenger: The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard

'The Messenger' spotlights one of the leading voices in the 1970s Cosmic Country movement and his seamless transformation from youthful jester into one of today’s most sage and spiritual musical mentors.

Earwig Music to Release 4-CD Box Set ‘Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records: The...

When you think of historic Chicago blues and R&B labels, Chess, Vee-Jay, Brunswick, and Delmark probably first come to mind. However, the city’s famous Black music scene spawned many indie labels.

World Premiere Track: Bobby Rush “Bowlegged Woman”

"Wherever I go I find a bowlegged woman, whether it’s Kansas City or anywhere.” - Bobby Rush

Dr. John Dead at 77

Dr. John, the King of the Krewes is gone, and the world is a bit more dim and colorless because of it.

Top 12 Willie Dixon Songs

"...that’s why I wrote so many songs because I been writing about the true facts of life that exists today, and yesterday and for what I hope will be tomorrow a better future." - Willie Dixon

Leon Redbone Dead at 69

"Who told you I was a musician?" - Leon Redbone

Janiva Magness Bares Her Life and Soul in Upcoming Book ‘Weeds Like Us’

"I was always a lonely kid. I turned into a lonely adolescent, a deeply troubled teenager and an angry young woman with a lot of justifiable demons." - Janiva Magness
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