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Classic Soul

From Soul Music's origins to around the end of the 1970's

Inspired Trudy Lynn Lifts Us Up with ‘Blues Keep Knockin”

Lynn is over seventy years old but sings like this is her debut. With a voice like hers, it would be easy for her to coast on natural ability alone...

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Dead at 76

With her induction in 1987, Franklin was the first woman earning a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She sold more than 75 million records over the course of a career that spanned six decades.

Terry Abrahamson: Witness to History

"He gets down on his knee and takes Muddy’s hand off his knee and he holds Muddy’s hand in both of his and kisses the back of Muddy Waters’ hand."

The 20 Best Lines In Songs

"I love the tip, I love the top, I love you better than a hog loves slop 'Cause you're a big legged woman, with a short short miniskirt..."
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Paul Loren’s Birthday Gift to Billy Joel “Tell Her About It”

“Billy Joel was one of my earliest influences... With my cover, I wanted to capture that 60’s Motown sound and send Billy straight to Hitsville USA!" - Paul Loren

Dave Mason and Steve Cropper Team Up for a Summer Tour

"Everybody in the business or a musician worth a damn knows who Steve Cropper is and knows his history."
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Charles “Charlie the Horn Man” Neville Dead at 79

His jazz-influenced sax and adherence to various Eastern philosophies, were binding forces that garnered the Neville Brothers the love of their city, as well as a permanent closing spot at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
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Exclusive World Premiere Video: The Reverend Shawn Amos “Moved”

Like the blues, The Reverend Shawn Amos’ sound has evolved over time. Key points in his life have triggered changes in his style, his music, and his outlook on the world.

Tampa Bay Blues Festival Founder Chuck Ross Reveals Why It’s So Special

"I believe that the lineup we have this year is probably one of the strongest, if not the best, that we’ve ever produced in our past 24 years."

Bluesfest Byron Bay DAY TWO

Over in the Delta tent, Bobby Rush, the sassiest and downright sexiest 85 year old on the scene, was thrusting his way through a dynamite set.
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