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The second woman ever to win the BB King Entertainer of the Year Award, she has a knack for making any song her own.
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Albert King to be Inducted to Rock n Roll Hall of Fame

Tonight, the late Albert King will be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, taking his rightful place between the other two kings of blues.

The State of the Blues in 2011

Through the many devastating losses in 2011, the blues has remained vigilant, powerful, and displayed an unbridled power to stay, grow, and thrive through adversity.

Anni Piper Sizzles on 'More Guitars Than Friends'

Audition 'More Guitars Than Friends' soon, through a great set of headphones. This is an album that really cries out for that.

Smokey Robinson to Receive 2016 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

Previous recipients of the prize include Sir Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, and Billy Joel.

TBT – Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On'

It was well recorded, and mixed with incredible finesse, including layering Gaye's vocals, rendering them deep, and alluring. The impact that this album had on music going forward, especially soul, was immense.

Jimmy Burns Does it Right on "It Ain't Right"

In his early 70s, Burns' voice is both powerful and valid and his guitar work is flawless. You owe it to yourself to buy this one.

'Way Down In The Jungle Room' Proves Elvis is Still the King

Throughout his life and career Elvis has influenced and inspired musicians of all genres, and he continues to do so almost 39 years after his death. He proved time and again that he can sing any style of music and make it his own.

Candye Kane is "Coming Out Swingin'"

If you like swing and jump style blues, you will love this album. The musicianship here is first rate, as are Kane's vocals. This album is well written, well produced, and well played.

Interview with Hamilton Loomis out on the Back Porch

We sat down with the hard-working blues and soul man Hamilton Loomis, where he talked about his Stax/Volt influences and bar-b-qin' and being mentored by Bo Diddley.
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