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Blues Music

10 “Must Have” Rolling Stones Albums

What follows is our list of Rolling Stones albums that the music lover and devoted connoisseur alike should not be without.
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The Surprising Real Names of 30 Famous Blues Artists

We've gathered 30 blues men and women who go by different names than those they were born with. We're betting a few of them surprise you.

Creedence Clearwater Revival 50th Anniversary Kicks Off With First Ever Video for “Fortunate Son”

Beyond its anti-war sentiment, "Fortunate Son" is an anthem for the 99%ers. Creedence condensed a critique of elitism and class privilege into three simple, but powerfully defiant words: "It Ain’t Me."

J.P. Soars Is ‘Southbound I-95’

Soars' voice and guitar are the glue that holds the album together. Both are the common thread through the various songs, and both inject all of the tracks with a warmth and humanity.

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"I think the band is playing better than it ever has, and I feel like a lot of the songs we played on this last record are the best tunes we made and the most honest."
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Blues Duality Explored on Spencer Mackenzie’s ‘Cold November’

Spencer Mackenzie exists in two worlds. His voice is pure Broadway but his music is unmitigated Austin.

Little Walter, the Wild Harmonica Genius Who Changed the World and Died Tragically Young

As a harmonica player he was rhythmically freer, and a lot less unvarying than most blues harpists of his time. Little Walter stood out and made his way to the top, yet his musical triumphs couldn’t save him from himself.
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Lil’ Howlin’ Wolf Dead at 87

Sanders played with the heaviest of hitters during his time in Chicago. Besides Howlin' Wolf, he also accompanied artists that included Jimmy Reed, Hound Dog Taylor, Albert King, Magic Sam, Little Junior Parker, BB King, and Bobby "Blue" Bland, to name just a few.
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Bands You’ll Like: Phish

While Phish may not be everyone’s cup of meat, they are unquestionably four of the most talented musicians on the planet. Nowhere does this band lock in more than when they are ripping away on some 12 bar badness.
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Blues Foundation Board of Directors Seeks Nominees for At-Large Positions

The nomination process is now open and concludes on July 3rd, 2018. All newly elected board members will be expected to serve a three year term, beginning on October 1st, 2018.
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