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BREAKING: Prince Is Dead at 57

"This is what quality funk and soul sounds like. Remember?"

A Talk with Big Llou Johnson — Golden-voiced Renaissance (Blues)Man

We got to sit down with the incredible Big Llou to talk about his new album, looking forward to playing with B.B. King, successful acting, and much more! This is a must-hear -- if only for his voice!

Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater Is Standing Tall

"That's what attracted me to Magic Sam. His style. Then with Otis Rush, his tone was just outstanding. I would sit there and watch him all night."

The Beautiful Brass Soul of The Memphis Horns' Wayne Jackson

A man who played on eighty gold records and crafted the sound that would define the city of Memphis, who was loved by Elvis and Otis, is just happy to be able to play his horn and make a living.

Tommy Z Blows Us Away with 'Blizzard of Blues'

Tommy's playing is emotive throughout, always lifting us up as we find ourselves moving to the music. 'Blizzard of Blues' is indeed a keeper ...
Dana Fuchs at JazzBones in Tacoma, Washington (Photo: Carolyn Frye)

Dana Fuchs, the Force of Nature

American female Blues singer with a raw sexuality, ideally with unruly hair and, oh yes, a voice that erupts like the entire field of the Daytona 500 blowing past and nobody’s having engine trouble.

Aykroyd To Recruit New Talent On Blues Brothers Records Label

Dan Aykroyd has just announced the establishment of Blues Brothers Records with Judy Belushi-Pisano, the widow of John Belushi.
Marion James - Northside Soul

"Northside Soul" from Marion James is Overrunning With It

Dripping, overflowing on the floor, lie down and get into it

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Irma Thomas

You might say Irma Thomas had a lot to sing about. She was born Irma Lee in Pontchatoula, Louisiana. She went to school and sang in a gospel quartet at her local church. Then she got pregnant, married, pregnant again and divorced. She remarried and gave birth to two more children. Oh, and this is all by the time she’s 19...

Boz Scaggs' "Memphis" Has Soul

This is very much an album of atmosphere and mood. It is textured, but also ballsy in a quiet, understated way. Sublime. The players sound great, and Scaggs is smoother than ever.
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