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David "Honeyboy" Edwards’ Brillant ‘I’m Gonna Tell You Somethin’ That I Know’

For those who claim to be blues devotees, 'I'm Gonna Tell You Somethin' That I Know' is a "gotta have" for their collection.

The Language of the Blues: MAXWELL STREET MARKET

Maxwell Street was where Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, “Maxwell Street” Jimmy Davis and other legendary blues artists played their first performances! Check out the newest LOTB!

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Washboard Sam

This is the latest from The Bluesmobile's C.C. Rider, who spends her life venerating the founding fathers of the blues. She’s walked the crooked highways of this singing country to resurrect the voices of the past. With the...

TBT – ‘The Duke Meets the Earl’ is a Showcase, Not a Showdown

This album is a timeless classic, and should be mandatory listening for anyone aspiring to be a guitarist of merit. It is without doubt one of the finest blues records ever recorded and well worth the price of admission, and then some.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Big Walter Horton

What you’re hearin’ right there is one of the very first songs recorded at Sun Studios. But that incredible, aching sound is none other than Big Walter “Shakey” Horton...

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Memphis Slim

This is the latest from The Bluesmobile's C.C. Rider, who spends her life venerating the founding fathers of the blues. She’s walked the crooked highways of this singing country to resurrect the voices of the past. With the...

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Koko Taylor

She was born Cora Walton, but she loved chocolate so much she changed her name to Koko. Growing up outside of Memphis, she and her husband “Pops” Taylor set off for the North to look for a new life. And boy did Koko and Pops Taylor find it...

Brick City Blues Festival 2013 — Blues, BBQ, and Charity

The main event of the evening was Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues. Arnold and his band gave the crowd a set of Chicago blues that was kickin'!

Donate to help bury Hubert Sumlin

We've just received word that blues Hall of Famer Hubert Sumlin, like so many of his peers, died without the financial wherewithal to take care of his own funeral and burial expenses.
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