Blues

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B.B. King At B.B. Kings In NYC: The Thrill – Not Gone!

When B.B.’s left hand jumps to grab his guitar Lucille and plays a few notes, the decades melt away. Also melting: women, who screamed with each note. Add to that list: any guitar player, male or female, in the room. All of who were well aware that the way they play their instrument was influenced by what the man on the stage was doing, decades ago. So it’s a privilege to see that man still doing it today.

12/03/2012

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How Buddy Guy Got Obama Onstage To Sing ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ (VIDEO)

On February 21, Buddy Guy was part of a group of musicians who performed at the White House as part of a salute to blues music. While Mick Jagger passed the mic off to Obama that night, it was Guy who convinced the president to perform with the group for “Sweet Home Chicago.”

07/23/2012

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Howlin Rain Sets New Blues-Rock Standard On “The Russian Wilds”

[pullquote quote=”A band that would have been a headliner at the Fillmore East and Winterland in another era.” credit=”Howlin Rain”]If the closing moments of the 2012 GRAMMY Awards show were any indication, there is still […]

02/17/2012

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Last.fm Trends: The Listeners Pour In For Etta James

The news that album sales for Etta James have leapt 378% in the last week comes as fans both old and new revisit her most famous works after her death. Since January 20, celebrities and […]

01/26/2012

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Legendary Blues And R&B Singer Etta James Passes Away At 73

Etta James Photo Gallery Sad news in the music world today, CNN reports that legendary singer [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Etta James[/lastfm] has passed away at the age of 73 in a hospital in Riverside, according to her friend […]

01/20/2012

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Free MP3 Of The Day: George Thorogood & The Destroyers, “Going Back”

Our friends at MP3.com recently relaunched their site, and to celebrate we’re helping them give away some fantastic songs for free! Today, we’re featuring George Thorogood & The Destroyers‘s new single “Going Back.” Blues disciples [lastfm […]

07/21/2011

Tracing The History Of “Black Betty” – From A Southern State Prison To The Superbowl

Story by Zack Nechvatal She appeared last night to millions during the Superbowl courtesy of VW in promotion of their new 2012 Beetle, but the jukebox favorite “Black Betty,” made famous by the band [lastfm]Ram […]

02/07/2011

Video: Gregg Allman On A&E’s “Private Sessions”

[lastfm]Gregg Allman[/lastfm] appeared on on A & E‘s Sunday morning music show, “Private Sessions” this weekend to perform a few songs and talk to the show’s host, Lynn Hoffman. Gregg talked about getting back to […]

02/02/2011

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