Though Otis passed 44 years ago today, his musical impact has never stopped, slowed or waned. The music Otis created in his six-year recording career has touched millions of lives across generations.
Today's B.B. King video is his live performance, on stage at the B.B. King Blues Club, of the song that brought him to widespread fame in 1952, "Three O'Clock Blues".
The brand new album Brighter Days, a live DVD/CD by JJ Grey and Mofro, is finally out as of today. We recently gave Brighter Days a rave review for it's absolutely wonderful energy and richly soulful sound. It's worth a look.
David Gogo's latest album has it all -- southern rock, Stax soul, rollicking blues and even a little bit of Michael Jackson for good measure!
We sat down with the hard-working blues and soul man Hamilton Loomis, where he talked about his Stax/Volt influences and bar-b-qin' and being mentored by Bo Diddley.