by Robb Patryk They called the late Albert King the “Velvet Bulldozer.” Weighing in at over 250 lbs. and standing 6’4” tall, King had a formidable stage presence and the smoothest of soul voices. Acclaimed by many critics as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, King was a significant influence on artists ranging from Stevie […]
Official music video for “Charmed & Dangerous,” the first track off Altered Five Blues Band’s album Charmed & Dangerous, on Blind Pig Records. Download on iTunes: http://apple.co/2v2V6K5 Buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2tI6lE2 Song written by Jeff Schroedl and Jeff Taylor Produced by Tom Hambridge Mixed by Tom Hambridge and Michael Saint-Leon (P) (C) 2017 Altered Five LLC […]
BY FLORENCE DORE Long ago, in a time available to us in the dirty crackle and hiss of 78s with worn labels, an African American singer who had traveled for 15 years on the medicine show circuit committed to shellac a song called “Old Dog Blue.” His name was Jim Jackson. Jackson recorded “Old Dog […]
The Blue Front Cafe has been open since 1948, hosting blues musicians. A small, weather-worn, cinderblock building in a tiny town. A historical marker out front attests to its importance. The Blues is rooted in old and long forgotten Mississippi juke joints — long forgotten except for the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia. Opened in […]
just a little bit of blues to feed the soul. Enjoy Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises I Ain’t The One · Larry Garner Once Upon The Blues ℗ 2006 Ruf Records Released on: 2006-07-06 Music Publisher: bad love music / bmi Auto-generated by YouTube.
This song written and performed by bluesmaster John Lee Hooker was first released in 1965, performed here for the Seattle Folklore Society.
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by By T. McLendon Nina Simone would have been 84 years old today and in thinking about her contributions to Black thought, music, style, and activism, we can’t think of a single reason why she shouldn’t be celebrated. Take a look at these five reasons why Nina Simone was and is a timeless queen. Musical Excellence: […]
The legacy of Jimi Hendrix’s estate has been in conflict in recent years. Since his father’s death in 2002, his siblings have squabbled over his money and battled unlicensed and bootleg venders. But Hendrix’s musical legacy continues to amaze and inspire, as Janie Hendrix—his stepsister and CEO of the company that manages his music—has released album after album of rarities over […]