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Catfish Blues Feature - Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Robert Petway

A Brief Musical History of "Catfish Blues"

"Catfish Blues" is a persistent song. It's been sang countless times and borrowed from by the likes of Muddy Waters and Jimi Hendrix. Look at the history behind the iconic song and it's progression through music.
Stax Records & Stax Music Academy Featured

Stax Records' Legacy Lives Through Students of Music

Stax Records created a mecca of Soul Music in Memphis that acted as an anthem for an entire generation. Now, nearly 50 years later, Stax is again manufacturing great music through a world-renown school.
James Booker at New Orleans Jazz Festival, 1978

Behind the Keys – James Booker, The Clown Prince of New Orleans Piano

In a region glutted with flamboyant musicians, James Booker's reputation as both a genius and a flake reached legendary proportions. He performed with style and wild improvisational frenzy.
Eric Clapton with Jeff Beck at Crossroads Guitar Festival

Eric Clapton Auctions off Guitars for Charity

Tomorrow, Eric Clapton will be auctioning off over 70 guitars and dozens of amplifiers from his personal collection to aide his charity, the Crossroads Centre.

Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart To Record a Blues Album

Rod Stewart is excited about making a ''tremendous'' blues album with former bandmate Jeff Beck.
Ross Neilsen and the Sufferin Bastards - Redemption

Check Out "Redemption" by Ross Neilsen and the Sufferin' Bastards

Ross Neilsen and the Sufferin' Bastards' new album "Redemption" has one of the most promising sounds in blues today. The band is tight, gritty and full of energy.

Blues Legend Eddie Kirkland Dies in Car Crash

Eddie Kirkland, known as the “Gypsy of the Blues,” died on Sunday after he was involved in an auto accident in Crystal River, Florida
James Kinds - Love You From The Top

James Kinds' "Love You From The Top"; Soul, R&B and Blues

James Kinds, the tried-and-true working bluesman, has recently released Love You From The Top, a righteously soulful album packed with West Side Chicago sound.

Magic Sam's West Side Soul is Literally Blues at it's Best

Delmark Records' recent reissue of Magic Sam's "West Side Soul" is a great new remastering of a classic album that has been widely regarded as one of the best blues albums of all time.

Early Blues Research in the 21st Century

Today's guest article is from Jason Rewald, of The Delta Blues Blog. Jason discusses proper and effective research into early delta blues, the foundation of modern music as we know it.
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