Yet, here are the Rolling Stones, telling us “School is in session, and here is how it’s done.” Not with malice. Not with a sense of being smug, or full of themselves. No: It is done with a sense of knowing.
Tomorrow marks the 47th anniversary of the all-too-early death of a West Side Chicago guitar master. In honor of his gifted influence on the world of electric blues music, we offer 10 things you may not know about Samuel Maghett, better known to the world as Magic Sam.
This record is such a fine example of how Magic Sam mixes a perfect soul stew, seasoned with a huge helping of heart, and blues.
The passing of musical titans, the recording of a HUGE collaboration between Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and much more in this weeks’ “blues past!”
Delmark Records legend Jimmy Dawkins, who’s “West Side-styled guitar slashes and surges,” has passed away.
The latest from the killer funk band that’s been blowing up the blues world, produced by Greg Koch, is a powerhouse punch and a blast to listen to.
How did this fabulous effect that gives a musician the sound of a giant concert hall become available even when crammed into an enclosure of plywood, wires and knobs no bigger than a lunchbox?
Delmark Records’ recent reissue of Magic Sam’s “West Side Soul” is a great new remastering of a classic album that has been widely regarded as one of the best blues albums of all time.