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Blues Music

James Booker FEATURED

Happy Birthday James Booker, Clown Prince of New Orleans

Today, we remember JAMES BOOKER on his birthday. In a region glutted with flamboyant musicians, Booker's reputation as both a genius & a flake reached legendary proportions.

Etta James Close to Death

More sad news for blues and music fans this year. The manager of longstanding musical icon Etta James has stated today that the soul and blues singer is terminally ill with late-stage leukemia.

Buddy Guy Tears the Roof off of the Ridgefield Playhouse — with Some Help

They say that 40 is the new 30, but when it comes to Buddy Guy, 75 is the new 25.
Southern Cross The Dog Novel - Allen Whitley

WIN an Autographed copy of Blues Novel, "Where Southern Cross the Dog"

we're giving away TWO signed and personalized, hardcover copies of author Allen Whitley's latest fiction novel, Where Southern Cross The Dog!
Blues Music Award FEATURED

Blues Foundation Announces 2012 Blues Music Award Nominees

This year's 2012 Blues Music Awards nominations have just been announced!! The complete list of nominees is below. Here's a partial excerpt from The Blues Foundation: The 33rd Blues Music Awards will be Thursday May 10,...
Otis Redding FEATURED

Celebrate Otis Redding's Life on the Anniversary of his Passing

Though Otis passed 44 years ago today, his musical impact has never stopped, slowed or waned. The music Otis created in his six-year recording career has touched millions of lives across generations.

The Rolling Stones Pay For Hubert Sumlin's Burial

The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have insisted on covering the full expense of pioneering bluesman Hubert Sumlin's burial.
Freddie King FEATURED

Freddy King inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame

Thirty six years after his untimely and tragic passing at 42, blues master and rock n' roll pioneer Freddy King will take his rightful place in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame

Donate to help bury Hubert Sumlin

We've just received word that blues Hall of Famer Hubert Sumlin, like so many of his peers, died without the financial wherewithal to take care of his own funeral and burial expenses.
American Blues Scene Featured Video

Video: Howlin' Wolf Plays Smokestack Lightning Live

Today's video comes from Howlin' Wolf, playing Smokestack Lightnin' to a ravenous crowd in England in 1964. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1FK620bS7A]
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