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Boz Scaggs' "Memphis" Has Soul

This is very much an album of atmosphere and mood. It is textured, but also ballsy in a quiet, understated way. Sublime. The players sound great, and Scaggs is smoother than ever.

These 2016 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees Are Proud and Grateful

“Today is a new day, tomorrow is coming and it’s unknown. So, you can do your part to make the world a better place. That’s all you can do."
Michael Burks FEATURED

Celebrated Alligator Recording Artist Michael Burks Dead at 54

Michael “Iron Man” Burks, the incredible Arkansas blues master who’s attacking guitar style was one of the most powerful in the industry, has passed away.

Tweed Funk's "First Name Lucky" Is Classy Soulful Blues

Tweed Funk has given fans an album chock full of enticing funk and blues that moves this sonic feast along, carrying the listener right along with it.

Eric Gales is Reborn with ‘Middle of the Road’

But now, we have the new album, which is an auspicious new beginning indeed: mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Ben E King Performing on the Final Day of the 2006 Summerfest" by Flickr user J&R Music World - originally posted to Flickr as Ben E King Performing on the Final Day of the 2006 Summerfest.

BREAKING: Ben E. King, Famed for "Stand By Me" & Soul Hits, Dead at...

Soul icon Ben E King, best known for the classic song "Stand By Me", has passed away at 76...

John Németh is Feelin’ Freaky About His New Release

"In show business, if you’ve been recognized for something you’ve done, you’re taking a big risk to do something different."

Sharon Jones, Dynamic Voice of the Dap-Kings Dead at 60

These records were funk and soul works of art that featured a tip of the hat to the greatness of the Stax sound...
Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Smokin' Memphis Soul & Deep Blues

Memphis is one of the most musically rich cities in the world; home to geniuses like B.B. King, Sam Phillips, and Elvis Presley... names that are just a drop in the bucket of Memphis music. What do the hundreds of other Memphis exports have in common? The Blues.
Dana Fuchs at JazzBones in Tacoma, Washington (Photo: Carolyn Frye)

Dana Fuchs, the Force of Nature

American female Blues singer with a raw sexuality, ideally with unruly hair and, oh yes, a voice that erupts like the entire field of the Daytona 500 blowing past and nobody’s having engine trouble.
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