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Language of the Blues: SHUCK

In the blues, to shuck means to exaggerate, lie or clown around. It may be derived from the Bantu word shikuka, which means to lie, bluff or fake. In From Juba to Jive, author...
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Soul Music Pioneer Charles "Skip" Pitts, of "Shaft" fame Dies

Charles "Skip" Pitts, the wah-master soul and blues guitarist from Memphis and best known for his work on Isaac Hayes' track, "Shaft" and the Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing", has passed away.

Winners at the 59th Grammy Awards

The 59th Grammy Awards arrived, bringing change and history...
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World Premiere Never Before Heard Track From Henry Townsend “Since You’ve Come Back ...

"Mule" stands out as consummate Townsend. Omnivore Recordings' inclusion of the eight previously unissued tracks is a gift to the entire blues loving world.

ZZ Top Returns to Houston – Partners with Smart Financial Centre to Contribute to...

"Our roots are in Houston so this is going to be a very special show for us."
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Carlos Elliot, Jr: How a Colombian Discovered the Blues

Growing up in Colombia some 2200 miles away from Clarksdale, Mississippi, didn’t stop Carlos Elliot, Jr. from feeling a mystic connection the first time he heard Blues music...

Gary Hoey Takes on the Challenge of a Blues Career

With countless irons in the fire, the hottest one could very well be Hoey's return to the music he loved first - the blues.
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BREAKING: Steppenwolf Founder Goldy McJohn Dead at 72

Goldy suffered a sudden and fatal heart attack the morning of August 1st, 2017.
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26th Annual Tinner Hill Music Festival Coming June 8th

The powerhouse sounds of Memphis, Chicago, New Orleans and Jamaica join notable DC talent in a memorable day and night of music and festivities galore.

Mardi Gras: FREE Piano Blues Tracks for your own Mardi Gras Pleasure!

Exclusive free downloads to create your very own Mardi Gras, wherever you are!
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