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Blues Law: Atlantic Records vs. Stax Records

Stax Records signed a simple distribution agreement with independent giant Atlantic Records that, unknown to almost anyone at the time, would almost singlehandedly completely destroy the company...
George Jackson

George Jackson Dies: Rock & Soul Songwriter Passes Away

Songwriter George Jackson, co-author of "Old Time Rock and Roll" and hundreds of other soul, rock and rhythm and blues tunes, has died. He was 68.

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!
Eddie C Campbell - Spider Eating Preacher

Eddie C. Campbell – Spider Eating Preacher Brings the Family!

Eddie C. Campbell is a genuine expression of West side Chicago blues, and his history and latest album, Spider Eating Preacher, from Delmark Records, leaves no doubt.

Celebrating the Genius of Sam Cooke, "Mister Soul", After 50 Years

Though fifty years have passed since Cooke's shocking death, the music he crafted and the legacy he built remains a powerful cultural staple. His life was filled with a rare destiny, creating music with an extraordinarily unusual staying power that reflected his true genius

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 ...
Kim Wilson "Blues at the Crossroads" live at Benaroya Hall FEATURED

Kim Wilson’s T-Bird Shuffle

Kim Wilson, the only original member left in The Fabulous Thunderbirds, talks new soul album, being a veteran in a tough industry, and being the "John Mayall" of American blues!

"Tough Love" Is Tinsley Ellis at His Best

Ellis has always delivered on the promise of music that has passion and heart. Ellis is the real deal, and always has been. Tough Love is his best work to date ...

"They Call Me Big Llou" by Big Llou Johnson is Silky, Sultry Blues

They call him Big Llou, the well-known voice of the "Ten Commandments of the Blues" on B.B. King's Bluesville, because he weights 300 pounds -- and he wants the world to know it!

The 24th Street Wailers Get "Wicked"

The 24th Street Wailers new self-issued album, Wicked, is a huge step forward for the band. Featuring 11 new songs and two covers, this outing is 38 minutes of pure swinging blues bliss!
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