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Singer Whitney Houston Dead at 48

Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
Big James and the Chicago Playboys - The Big Payback

Horns & Funk — The Big Payback from Big James & the Chicago Playboys

The Big Payback, due out tomorrow through Blind Pig, is a full helping of horn-driven funk, soul and blues.
Blue Bella Revue at Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street

IBC Coverage: Blue Bella Revue

The Blue Bella Blues, Rock and Soul Revue is finally here! Blue Bella Records will be showcasing Nick Moss and the Flip Tops, Kilborn Alley, and the newcomer Steepwater Band at Rum Boogie

Hellfire from Joe Louis Walker Raises Hell and Brings Fire

It's easy to see why Walker is collecting worldwide accolades, awards, fame, and recognition. It's only January and his new release, Hellfire, is almost certain to rank among the best albums of the year!

Gina Sicilia Launches KickStarter Campaign to Fund Fourth Studio Release

Gina Sicilia takes the next step on her musical journey by launching a KickStarter campaign, funding the completion of her fourth studio album, one that was started in 2009 with the help of Grammy-winning producer Glenn Barratt.

Etta James Passes Away (1938-2012)

Etta James, the blues giant with the larger-than-life voice, has succumbed to her battle with Leukemia.
International Blues Challenge FEATURED

International Blues Challenge Information

Find out the tentative times and dates for the International Blues Challenge.

Guitar Goddess Ana Popovic Hits #1 on the Blues Top Five

Ana Popovic's hit album Unconditional, a perpetual force on the chart for the past eight weeks, has landed in the top spot, achieving #1 status in the Blues Top Five this week.

ABS interview with the legendary Robert Cray

Robert Cray has continued to be one of the most popular artists in blues and soul music for decades. Cray helped to shape the blues on the national scene in the 1980s with his...

The State of the Blues in 2011

Through the many devastating losses in 2011, the blues has remained vigilant, powerful, and displayed an unbridled power to stay, grow, and thrive through adversity.
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