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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]

Hubert Sumlin Passes Away

Hubert Sumlin, the long celebrated and legendary blues guitar master who played scorching guitar for Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters during the Chicago Blues heyday, has reportedly passed away.

Video: Moose Head got the Skip James Blues

In response to the popularity of the recent Cookie's Blues, here's one more; A moose singing the blues to a Skip James tune! [youtube]
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Trailer for Exciting new Honeyboy Edwards Film

Take a look at this trailer for the very exciting upcoming documentary on Honeyboy Edwards, rest his soul, featuring Keith Richards, Joe Perry, Robert Cray, B.B. King and many more!
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Bobby Messano Shoots to top of Blues Top Five Chart

Bobby Messano's album That's Why I Don't Sing The Blues shot up the Blues Top Five chart to secure the #1 spot this week, easily besting the Josh Garrett Band's String Of Problems, which fell to number 5...

Video: Cookie's got the Blues

He's got the chocolate covered, cream filled blues!

A Brief History of "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom"

"I believe I'll dust my broom", as both a phrase and a song, has been a blues staple for 75 years. Versions of the song's melody and phrase "I believe I'll" have been around even longer. Learn about the iconic tune!

Chicago camp teaches kids Blues 101

A great recent article in the Chicago Tribune covers a blues class, created by Columbia College in Chicago, that is geared towards teaching children music. Below is the news segment covering the event. It's...

Do Not Miss Here I Am by Nick Moss

Nick Moss has the rare and treasured ability to be blues in a way that is progressive and exciting, lending optimism and depth to the genre. Here I Am is proof positive.
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Coco Robicheaux, New Orleans Hoodoo Bluesman, Dies

It is with deep sadness that we must pass along the news that the enigmatic Hoodoo bluesman Coco Robicheaux, who is famous for his menacing, haunting blues sound, collapsed last night at the Apple...
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