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C.C. Rider the Venerator: Charles Brown

So legitimate, you can almost smell the barbecue and hear the bug zappers.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Lloyd Price

Born in Louisiana, Lloyd Price made a killing from the start. His very first recording for Specialty Records in 1952 became an instant hit. Piano intro courtesy of another New Orleans treasure, Fats Domino. Thanks to "Lawdy Miss Clawdy," Price was an r&b superstar before he could even vote. And the hits kept coming...

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Louis Armstrong

Chicago, 1928. Louis Armstrong was 26 when he walked into the studio with his band, the Hot Five. The young Armstrong had been playing and recording for a few years, and this session didn’t seem like it would be any different. The band would wax a few tracks and that’d be it. Not this time....

Brian Langlinais’ 'Right Hand Road' Is Great Summer Blues

A great mix of originals and covers, electric and acoustic, this album should be included in any up and coming collection. Pick it up soon.

Language of the Blues: Thoughts From Dr. John

In a VERY special LOTB, Dr John explains the origins of blues language. If you know his lyrics or have heard him speak, you know he's perhaps the best equipped person in music and blues to talk about it's language!
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Hugh Laurie set to make a blues appearance on Tuesday night in San Diego

The hottest show in San Diego on Tuesday night is most likely going to be the Hugh Laurie show at the Belly Up Tavern.

Hugh Laurie & The Copper Bottom Band Live Is Vaudevillian Magic

In staunch defiance of the familiar actors-turned-bad-musicians stereotype, there was a distinct magic in Hugh Laurie and The Copper Bottom Band's live set that evokes the rousing ghosts of a New Orleans vaudeville act.

Brent Johnson is Ready to "Set The World On Fire"

Set The World On Fire is an impressive debut. The album is sixty four minutes of incredible blues.

Keyboarding Pioneer Keith Emerson Dead at 71

"Keith was a gentle soul whose love for music and passion for his performance as a keyboard player will remain unmatched for many years to come."

Eden Brent's "Jigsaw Heart" is a Breath of Fresh Air

Jigsaw Heart is her latest offering, and it is a sumptuous delight. The music here is elegant and moving, incorporating elements of jazz, blues, soul, and gospel, all imbued with a subtle southern flavor and sensibility.
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