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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.

Blue Lunch Special "30th Anniversary Deluxe Addition" Serves Up A Bluesy Swinging Feast

Blue Lunch Special 30th Anniversary Deluxe Addition will have listeners jumpin' and jivin', swingin' and singin'. The best part of that? There's a blues backdrop threading through all of it.

The 24th Street Wailers Get "Wicked"

The 24th Street Wailers new self-issued album, Wicked, is a huge step forward for the band. Featuring 11 new songs and two covers, this outing is 38 minutes of pure swinging blues bliss!

Phil Gates Goes "Live At The Hermosa Saloon"

Phil Gates has been making great music for a long time now. His music combines elements of funk, Texas swing, blues, soul, and NOLA's musical melting pot
Blues Hall of Fame 2014 Listen Live

Look! Listen! See and Hear the 2014 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees

Among the 2014 Blues Hall of Fame inductees are a number of both notable musicians and notable tracks. Now! Listen to and watch the artists who's music changed the world!

The Blues Foundation Announces 2014 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees

The Blues Hall of Fame, administrated by The Blues Foundation, has announced the 2014 inductees!

Bobby Messano's "Welcome to Deltaville" Will Move You

Bobby Messano's "Welcome To Deltaville" (with Denna Bogart), is his latest effort, issued by The Prince Frog Record Company. At just a hair under 60 minutes, this album is like a well stocked pantry that we have been raiding since it arrived.
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Roomful Of Blues' Chris Vachon Helps Keep Blues Alive

Since joining Roomful Of Blues in the early nineties, Chris Vachon has grown immensely as a musician, engineer, producer, guitarist, and band member...

Roomful Of Blues' "45 Live" Is Elegant

This entire album is a great listen; because the recording and mix is so well executed, the presentation of the performances is elegant, rich, clear, and has a lot of depth! Everyone is at the top of their game here.

Candye Kane is "Coming Out Swingin'"

If you like swing and jump style blues, you will love this album. The musicianship here is first rate, as are Kane's vocals. This album is well written, well produced, and well played.

Omar Dykes Is "Runnin' With The Wolf"

What we really liked about this album is the fact that Dykes pays tribute without ripping off the originals or reproducing them note-for-note. (And why should he?) The album is lively, raw, and definitely has that Texas garage jam feel, and tone. The players do a fine job of keeping you right on the edge of explosion, without betraying the raw elegance of the music. This is an exceptional album!
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