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Archive for February, 2011

Blues Album-Magic Sam- “West Side Soul”

In the 1950’s a new generation of Blues guitarists and singers appeared on the Chicago Blues scene.  Like their predecessors, such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, they were transplanted southerners. However, unlike Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, who played the South Side of Chicago clubs, these younger men based themselves mainly in the clubs […]

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Blues Album-Howlin Wolf-Moaning in the Moonlight

Howlin’ Wolf, was born Chester Arthur Burnett on June 10, 1910 in White Station, Mississippi. He possessed one of the most appropriate stage monikers in the history of American music. His voice had the growl that bought to mind a wolf howling at the moon. But he would also alternate that growl with a falsetto […]

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Blues Album-Buddy Guy-”A Man and the Blues”

Bluesman Buddy Guy( Born July 30, 1936 in Lettsworth, Louisiana), has had a long and varied career. He originally got his start towards international recognition as a side man for Chess records and he then became a recording artist with that label. But Buddy Guy’s career didn’t really started to take off until he moved […]

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Blues Album-Howlin’ Wolf-”Moaning in the Moonligh

Howlin’ Wolf, was born Chester Arthur Burnett on June 10, 1910 in White Station, Mississippi. He possessed one of the most appropriate stage monikers in the history of American music. His voice had the growl that bought to mind a wolf howling at the moon. But he would also alternate that growl with a falsetto […]

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Albert King-”Born Under a Bad Sign”

Albert King, ( April 23, 1923-December 21, 1992) was the creator of one of the most distinctive guitar styles in the history of the Blues. Playing left handed, on a Gibson Flying V guitar, Albert would actually pull and bend the strings down towards, as he would put it, towards “his big feet.” His use […]

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