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Etta James Close to Death

More sad news for blues and music fans this year. The manager of longstanding musical icon Etta James has stated today that the soul and blues singer is terminally ill with late-stage leukemia.
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Celebrate Otis Redding's Life on the Anniversary of his Passing

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.
Kilborn Alley - Four

Four by Kilborn Alley; Darn Good Blues and Soul

Kilborn Alley's latest album Four is a diverse, professional, and most importantly, solidly blues album that is simply fun to listen to. The album is the band's fourth collaboration with Blue Bella Records, and...

SOUL POWER, The Rumble in the Jungle

Today marks the day, 37 years ago, of a wildly iconic time in History -- the famous Rumble in the Jungle, between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.
BB King 3 OClock Blues FEATURED

B.B. King Week: King Plays His First Hit, "Three O'Clock Blues"

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".
BB King Lucille FEATURED

B.B. King Week: in Honor of Lucille

In honor of B.B. King's birthday on Thursday, we're talking about the king of the blues all week. Today, B.B. King's beloved guitar, his Lucille, is
Brighter Days - JJ Grey and Mofro Album FEATURED

JJ Grey and Mofro's New Album Brighter Days is out Today

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.

"Soul Bender" by David Gogo — Blues, Meet Soulful Rock

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!

Interview with Hamilton Loomis out on the Back Porch

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.

Why YOU Should Support Live Music

Increasingly, live music is often axed by clubs tightening their belts or protecting themselves from lawsuits. Live music, however, is vitally important, and deserves to be fiercely supported.
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