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Ten Essential Chess Records Albums

The label and its founders refused to record Guy playing in the style of his live shows, referring to it as “noise,” and instead they attempted to make his sound more widely accessible.

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C.C. Rider the Venerator: Etta James

Jamesetta Hawkins was born to a Los Angeles prostitute, brought up by an abusive preacher, tossed around foster homes. And was just a teenager in 1954 when she scored her first chart-topping hit. It all moved pretty fast after that…

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Matt Marshall

The Ultimate Blues Bike

Roaring motorcycles and powerful blues music have long gone hand in hand, but one Illinois man has raised the bike/blues fusion to brave new heights.

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Matt Marshall

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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An ABS Audio Interview With Beverly McClellan From The Voice

Before Beverly McClellan ever stepped foot on L.A. soil, she had already put out five albums of soulful and heavily blues infused music. Her latest album that was released just before the rocket left the launching pad contains a song titled “I Can’t Hide Me” and this might as well be her theme song.

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