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Blues Foundation Board Reviews Hall of Fame Plans

The Blues Foundation is moving forward with plans to utilize some of their new space to create the Blues Hall of Fame.


Today in September 16, 1925, B.B. King was born in the rural Mississippi Delta. The king of the blues is 86 years young today, and still touring and entertaining crowds across the world.

B.B. King Week: B.B. King Museum & Delta Interpretive Center

In 2008, the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, a striking 20,000 square foot, $14 million tribute to the revered bluesman, was opened to the public with great fanfare.
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B.B. King Week: King Plays His First Hit, "Three O'Clock Blues"

Today's B.B. King video is his live performance, on stage at the B.B. King Blues Club, of the song that brought him to widespread fame in 1952, "Three O'Clock Blues".
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B.B. King Week: in Honor of Lucille

In honor of B.B. King's birthday on Thursday, we're talking about the king of the blues all week. Today, B.B. King's beloved guitar, his Lucille, is
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Boo Boo Davis – I'm So Tired

Today, we're going to feature Boo Boo Davis, a modern Mississippi delta bluesman. Born and raised in Drew, Mississippi, deep in the delta, he worked in the cotton fields and learned to sing from the other sharecroppers.
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JJ Grey and Mofro's New Album Brighter Days is out Today

The brand new album Brighter Days, a live DVD/CD by JJ Grey and Mofro, is finally out as of today. We recently gave Brighter Days a rave review for it's absolutely wonderful energy and richly soulful sound. It's worth a look.

Kicking off B.B. King WEEK

This week we celebrate Riley "Blues Boy" King, the undisputed king of the blues, in honor of his birthday on Thursday. B.B. King will be 86 years young!

An ABS Audio Interview With Beverly McClellan From The Voice

Before Beverly McClellan ever stepped foot on L.A. soil, she had already put out five albums of soulful and heavily blues infused music. Her latest album that was released just before the rocket left the launching pad contains a song titled "I Can't Hide Me" and this might as well be her theme song.
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See you at Roots N' Blues N' BBQ Festival in Missouri!

A dedicated blues fan has a tendency to drop everything when a great blues festival rolls around, and we know our priorities! We'll be covering a great festival in Columbia, Mo this weekend!
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