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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Big Bill Broonzy

Broonzy was also one of the first bluesmen in Chicago to play electric guitar, beginning in 1942, though his audiences preferred the acoustic sounds of the South.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gregg Allman

If not for the Allman Brothers, former President, Jimmy Carter, may never have been elected.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Joe Cocker

In honor of his upcoming birthday, we offer 10 things you may not know about the Sheffield Soul Shouter.
10 Things You Didn't Know About Ana Popovic Feature

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ana Popovic

Each record she makes talks specifically about a moment in her life.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Leonard Cohen

The subject matter in Cohen's songs is often morose. In fact, it became somewhat of a trademark for his music.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Willie Nelson

With over six decades in the music business, Willie Nelson has surely touched the lives of nearly everyone who listens to music.

25 Record Stores You Have To Shop

All of them are on this list for a reason, and that reason is to get folks to visit, and immerse themselves in a culture that was nearly dead, but has made a monumental comeback.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Willie Johnson

Johnson was one of the first guitarists to employ distortion, while playing. Most noticeable on, "How Many More Years," this technique marks his place in history as one of the pioneers of electric guitar.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mavis Staples

"I feel if you don’t go out there, if you don’t mingle among the people, how are you going to know what they need to know, and hear what they need to hear? That’s the good part. That’s the best part. Just treat everyone right."

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Magic Slim

Winning his first W. C. Handy Award (Blues Music Award) in 1981, Magic Slim & The Teardrops won "Best Blues Band of the Year," no fewer than six times, garnering over 40 nominations in the first three decades of the awards' existence.
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