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Soul Music

The West Side Soul of Magic Sam

On this day, Magic Sam passed away, but not without leaving one of the most powerful musical legacies from Chicago.

Language of the Blues: COOL

How cool is this? Find out the deep origins of the word "Cool" and how it became used in music and the blues

"Too Far Gone" By Betty Fox Band Is Powerful

"Too Far Gone" by The Betty Fox Band showcases her talents and the stellar band as well. This album is chock full of pleasant surprises! From start to finish, it is a delicious mix of blues and soul.
Smokey Holmann at Buddy Guy's Legends (Photo: Lee Ann Flynn)

The Soul-Soaked Story of Joseph "Smokey" Holman

With a fascinating story singing with soul greats at both Motown and Stax during it's heyday, Smokey's been bringing his trademark sound to the blues in Tweed Funk

Robben Ford Talks About Bringing It Back Home—to the Blues

The guitar great discusses playing with Miles Davis and Charlie Musselwhite, his wild & incredible career, and his blues influences
L to R Roger Hawkins, Barry Beckett, David Hood, Jimmy Johnson, Carol Buckins, Steve Melton, Diane Butler, Pearce Pettus and Bobby Heathcote

Muscle Shoals Movie Sheds Light on World Famous Studio

Muscle Shoals is a small town in Alabama where, for reasons no one’s quite sure of, some of the greatest records of all time were created. The new documentary on Shoals tells it's story...
Gregg Allman at Ram's Head Onstage, Annapolis, Maryland (Photo by Joel Kinison)

Stars to Hold Tribute Concert for Gregg Allman

The Allman Brothers, Sam Moore, Taj Mahal, Warren Haynes, Eric Church and several others have signed on to pay tribute in concert to Gregg Allman early next year.

Mighty Mississippi Music Festival A Southern Gem

As the North Mississippi Allstars, Friday's headliners, are fond of singing, "Mississippi knows how to party". Nothing exemplifies this better than the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival.

US Postal Service Honors Ray Charles With Limited-Edition Stamp

The U.S. Postal Service is planning to add soul singer Ray Charles to its "Music Icons Forever" stamp series.

Bobby Messano's "Welcome to Deltaville" Will Move You

Bobby Messano's "Welcome To Deltaville" (with Denna Bogart), is his latest effort, issued by The Prince Frog Record Company. At just a hair under 60 minutes, this album is like a well stocked pantry that we have been raiding since it arrived.
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