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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.


Craft Recordings Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Stax ‘Soul Explosion’

“Soul Explosion” refers to the period in 1969 when Stax was rebuilding itself as an independent label, after leaving Atlantic Records and its music catalog behind.

Rockin’ the Blues 2019 Only Days Away

The tour will be calling through Germany, France, The Netherlands and the UK and will see them all come together for a final jam at the end of each night.
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Rolling Stones Re-Scheduled US & Canada Dates Announced

The Rolling Stones are grateful for their fans for bearing with them whilst the US and Canada dates of the No Filter Tour were re-scheduled.
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Bobby Rush Blues Godfather

"I think the Blues are here to stay. I am trying to make my mark while I am alive. What I do now is going to last forever." - Bobby Rush
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New Live Album From Supersonic Blues Machine Features Billy F Gibbons

Gibbons, who just won a Blues Music Award in the category of Rock Blues Album of the Year for his latest, 'The Big Bad Blues', was the spark that ignited Supersonic Blues Machine in the first place.

Keb’ Mo’ Takes on Difficult Subject Matter on Upcoming Release ‘Oklahoma’

"All of these songs stemmed from important issues and topics worldwide that really resonated with me during the time we were recording the project." - Keb' Mo'
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Ray Fuller and The Bluesrockers Know How to ‘Pay the Price’

With just 4 members, they produce a sound that is much bigger than the sum of their parts.

Bobby Rush is ‘Sitting on Top of the Blues’ and the Blues World

“You can’t make a hit record. You do the best you can and hope it’ll be a hit.” - Bobby Rush
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Christone Ingram Launches Out of the Delta With Debut Album ‘Kingfish’

Whether he's the salvation of the genre, or merely its next great fulmination remains to be heard. But we'll tell you that not having the album Kingfish by Christone Ingram in your collection is a crime against music.
40th BMAs Feature Brian Anderson

40th Blues Music Award Winners

First time nominees rubbed elbows with blues royalty, industry reps, and fans from all over the world on hand for this year's ceremony.
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