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Author, Filmmaker Robert Gordon is a Jack of All Blues

"I think my writing and film making is musical in some way. Being raised around music affected my sense of rhythm, timing, and contrast. I am very inspired by the music." - Robert Gordon
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Rev. Jimmie Smith Plays Jimmy Smith ‘Live in Music City’

Rev. Jimmie Smith lives comfortably in the worlds of blues and gospel. As more artists are combining the two genres than ever before, Smith adds the classic Hammond B-3 ensemble sound to the performance.
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Crystal Shawanda Breaks Into the Blues with ‘Voodoo Woman’

'Voodoo Woman' is the first blues album by Crystal Shawanda to be released in the United States. If you're a fan of those hard-hitting female blues stars of the past, you'll be a fan of hers too. In a word, this album is exceptional.
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Premiere Video: Matt Andersen “Coal Mining Blues”

Andersen notes that for artists who don’t get a lot of radio play, "live music is vital." More than that, he says, "I think it’s a basic connection, to be part of that energy going on. I just wish everyone could come to a live show. It’s the best way to hear music for sure."
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Little Freddie King Serves Up Some ‘Fried Rice & Chicken’

For those like us who love original, intense, unvarnished blues, Little Freddie King's 'Fried Rice & Chicken' should be on your shelf. Better yet, in your player.
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Premiere Track From Tony Joe White – “Boom Boom”

On the 50th anniversary of the recording of "Polk Salad Annie," we're proud to bring you some true blues from the Swamp Fox, Tony Joe White. Give a listen to "Boom Boom," which is available as a single today via Yep Roc Records.
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Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio – ‘Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here’

'Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here' has a street date of July 13th, and if it isn't immediately in your collection, there may be something wrong with your soul.

Elvis Costello Cancels Tour Dates Following Tumor Removal

The 63-year-old singer, composer, and producer had surgery to remove “a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy.”
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Premiere Track: Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio “Another Mule”

The Big Fun Trio takes Dave Bartholomew's "Another Mule," from 1954, mixes in some Muddy Waters' "Long Distance Call," and spreads their distinct good-time vibe all over it.
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New Eliza Neals Single “Love Dr. Love”

We're excited to share Eliza Neals' "Love Dr. Love" but we do have a suggestion. Either slap on your headphones or crank up those big 'ol speakers and break off the knob. You're not going to want to miss a note.
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