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Greenwood, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 5)

If you missed the previous four parts in my Mississippi Delta Tour Series, you can click on the... Read the whole entry... »         Related Stories Indianola, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 4) Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3) Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3) - Enclosure  

Indianola, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 4)

“B.B. may be gone but that thrill will be with us forever… there’s going to be... Read the whole entry... »         Related Stories Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3) Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3) - Enclosure Tunica, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 2)  

Big Road Blues Show 6/7/15: I Heard the Angels Singing – The Musical Genius of Rev. Gary Davis

3 weeks agoMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes: In Ian Zack's new book, Say No to the Devil: The Life and Musical Genius of Rev. Gary Davis, Zack calls Davis "arguably the greatest of all the blues-based guitarists to record before World War II" and the "…remained, up until the last years of his life, one of the world’s greatest, if […]

Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3)

(If you missed the previous two articles in my Mississippi Delta Tour Series, you can click on the... Read the whole entry... »         Related Stories Clarksdale, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 3) - Enclosure Tunica, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 2) Tunica, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 2) - Enclosure  

Tunica, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 2)

2 months agoMusic / Blues : The Blues Blogger

(If you missed the previous segment of my article where we toured Desoto County, you can click... Read the whole entry... »         Related Stories Tunica, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 2) - Enclosure Desoto County, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 1) Muddy Waters: Remembering Fathers and Sons on Blues Legends Birthday  

Desoto County, Mississippi: MS Delta Tour (Part 1)

2 months agoMusic / Blues : The Blues Blogger

Day One It was a mellow early morning  plane ride to Memphis, so I closed the window blind... Read the whole entry... »         Related Stories Beale Street: Furry Sings the Blues Muddy Waters: Remembering Fathers and Sons on Blues Legends Birthday Muddy Waters: Remembering Fathers and Sons on Blues Legends Birthday - Enclosure  

In The Beginning....Skip James!

3 months agoMusic / Blues : Blue Power

After several months of deliberation, BluePower has come to the conclusion that it would be beneficial to develop a series which exposed the many fine artists who added so much to the rich heritage of the American folk tradition called...Show More Summary

BluePower CD Review....Viva Muddy Waters....Blues Etilicos!

3 months agoMusic / Blues : Blue Power

Here at BluePower, we are constantly searching for product that will stir the hearts of our listeners. A couple of weeks ago, a CD came in the mail that made me sit up and take notice. The CD is titled, "Viva Muddy Waters", and is completely...Show More Summary

Muddy Waters: Remembering Fathers and Sons on Blues Legends Birthday

3 months agoMusic / Blues : The Blues Blogger

According to Muddy Waters gravestone, today would have been the blues masters’ 100th... Read the whole entry... »         Comments Fantastic post. I have an old Chess Records vinyl set of a... by Ryan Lenhart Thanks, Barbara I'm actually playing a gig this week where I'm... Show More Summary

The Lewsh Project: CD Review & Giveaway

10 months agoMusic / Blues : The Blues Blogger

Playing and collaborating with Lewsh & Sandy on this project has been a truly inspiring... Read the whole entry... »         Comments Hi Susan, I'm glad you liked the tunes. Thanks so much for... by The Blues Blogger Smooth and sweet. Show More Summary

Joe Bonamassa Live in Las Vegas: Palms Pearl Theater – Concert Review

10 months agoMusic / Blues : The Blues Blogger

        Comments Ive seen Joe three times and each time he was more passionate,... by i.love.blues My wife and I just saw Joe for the first time last Friday at... by Paul Phelps Joe Bonamassa. “Wow”s indeed – what a superb musician. I... Show More Summary

Sam Hutchins - Dang Me (AGP 106)

11 months agoMusic / Blues : The B Side

Dang Me A lot has been said over the past few years about the 'deep melancholy' of Chips Moman and his 827 Thomas Street Band. As the guys who seemed to cut Dark End of The Street and Everyday I Have To Cry Some on everybody who walked in the door, I suppose that's true to a certain extent, but there is another side (literally) to the story... Show More Summary

SUMMERTIME SYNCOPATIONS, Part 1

No big theme this time. School’s out. Summer’s in. So, whether ensconced in air-conditioned confines escaping the steamy, tropical heat, or out late at night seeking a cool breeze off the bayou that might sneak through the foliage, ‘tis yet another season to get loose and groove. Show More Summary

Piano Slim

We had a couple of MP3s sent through to the site email address. Piano Slim – Worried Life Blues For an upcoming release I hear. Listen here

Tracking The Big Q Factor, Pt 5.2: More Sansu/Sea-Saint Sessions

It’s time to get back to the Big Q thread. My prior entry last November ( Part 5.1 ) in this sporadic series on the career of producer/arranger Wardell Quezergue discussed his transition back to working in New Orleans around 1973, following a two year association with Malaco Studios in Jackson, MS. Show More Summary

TRACKING THE BIG Q FACTOR, Part 5.1: New Arrangements

Hard to believe it’s been over a year since I last posted an installment in this series on the studio work of producer and arranger Wardell ‘Big Q’ Quezergue. It’s time to get back to it. For anybody still reading these meandering digressions,...Show More Summary

Jackie Lomax, An Honorable Man!

2 years agoMusic / Blues : Blue Power

It was late in 1975 that I found a gentleman waiting in the lobby of my small studio in Hollywood, California. The man was of English decent and said he understood that I was also British. After a cup of coffee, he discussed his reason...Show More Summary

GETTING AT PROFESSOR SHORTHAIR'S ELLUSIVE LEGACY

My research for this post got started when I added a genuine rarity to the HOTG archives in the last year or so. It’s a one-sided promo 45 by the New Orleans group, Blackmale - erroneously shown as “Blackmail” on the record, released on the Moneytown label. Show More Summary

Willie Dixon: I Am The Blues

... Read the whole entry... »         Comments when I was 16 I loaned my fender rhodes to the willie dixon... by toby Not that I'm trying to stomp on the man's memory or his... by Lyle Beaugard My education continues. I had heard of Willie Dixon, seen his... Show More Summary

The Lewsh Project: CD Review & Giveaway

Playing and collaborating with Lewsh & Sandy on this project has been a truly inspiring musical... Read the whole entry... »         Related Stories The Lewsh Project: CD Review & Giveaway - Enclosure Shakura S’Aida: Time… CD Review Joe Bonamassa Live in Las Vegas: Palms Pearl Theater – Concert Review  

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