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Keith Richards on the cover of ‘Robert Johnson The Complete Recordings’ states flatly, “You want to know how good the blues can get? Well, this is it.”
“I do these songs because I play the music I love the most.” — Rory Block
Bluesville chooses fifteen songs to match the number of pool balls in a “rack.” It all has to do with Low-Fi’s Bar and Pool Hall in the imaginary community of Bluesville, of which BB King is the perpetual mayor, and the Blues Foundation is the new power-generating station
“With this new recording I decided to celebrate some of the great female artists who were not as well-known as Bessie Smith”
“It seemed like everything, from guitar parts, bass, percussion, solos, just played themselves. When it was over I was dizzy and could barely walk out of the studio.”
“To me, his music, with its intensity and haunting quality, was central to the incredibly powerful style we called Country Blues. After all, blues was often about sorrow, hard times, and heartache.
The Blues Foundation sent out a message at the 35th annual Blues Music Awards in Memphis on Thursday, May 8th: The…
We will say this is the finest acoustic guitar playing we have heard in quite some time. The picking on “Avalon” and “Got The Blues Can’t Be Satisfied” will blow you away! “Spike Driver Blues” and “Stagolee” are equally exquisite.