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Archive for February, 2011

Willie Dixon-I Am the Blues

Junior Wells, ( December 9, 1934-January 15, 1998) was one of foremost players of Chicago Blues harmonica. His early work as a member the Muddy Waters was enough to guarantee him a place in music history. However, Junior Wells was not meant to be anyone’s sideman. He possessed an incredible voice that was matched by […]

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Robert Johnson-King Of The Delta Blues Singers

Robert Johnson-King of the Delta Blues Singers Robert Johnson-King of the Delta Blues Singers Robert Johnson (May 8, 1911-August 16, 1938) is considered by many musicians and Blues fans to be one of the most influential Bluesmen that has ever lived. The 29 seminal songs that he recorded between 1936 to 1937 are considered some […]

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blues-guitarists-Keb Mo

Keb Mo with Nick Forster and James Taylor Keb Mo (Kevin Moore) is an American contemporary blues musician. He was born in October of 1951 in Los Angeles California. Keb was greatly influenced by the blues legend Robert Johnson, and has taken the blues into a new direction. He merges the early Delta Blues with […]

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blues-guitarists-Robert Johnson

For any aspiring blues guitarist, the first artist to study is Robert Johnson, and the first song to listen to and learn is Johnson’s “I believe I’ll Dust my Broom” recorded in 1936. This song is the quitessential 12 bar blues guitar song, containing many of now classic blues guitar song constructs and techniques that […]

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blues-guitarists-Luther Allison

Luther Allison performing at the 1996 Riverwalk Blues Festival Luther Allison was one of the many great blues guitarists to come out of Chicago. Like most bluesman, he was self-taught and learned by listening to the blues extensively. Luther’s big break came in 1957 when he was invited on stage by Muddy Waters. He later […]

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