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Oregon Blues stars at Honeyboy Edwards tribute and benefit (w/videos)

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Oregon Blues stars at Honeyboy Edwards tribute and benefit November 15, 2011 by Tom D'Anton Oregon Music News Many of Oregon’s greatest Blues musicians were at the Alberta Rose Theater on Sund READ MORE
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Doyle Bramhall: 1949-2011

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Doyle Bramhall: 1949-2011 November 15, 2011 By John Barrett Paste Early on Sunday morning, Doyle Bramhall, a legendary figure of blues music who helped establish Austin as a center for the gen READ MORE
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Passings: Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith

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Passings: Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith September 20, 2011 Music News Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, longtime drummer for Muddy Waters, passed away on Friday morning in Chicago from a stroke. He was 75 yea READ MORE
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Amy Winehouse “Lived The Blues"

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Amy Winehouse “Lived The Blues" July 25, 2011 Red Hot Much Amy Winehouse’s first album ‘Frank’ was a success in the UK but ‘Back to Black’ is the album that garnered her North Ameri READ MORE
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Bruce Ricker, jazz and blues documentarian, dies at 68

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Bruce Ricker, jazz and blues documentarian, dies at 68 May 24, 2011 By Dennis McLellan Los Angeles Times Documentary filmmaker Bruce Ricker didn't start out making films. A native New Yorke READ MORE
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Pinetop Perkins dies: one of the last links to the first generation of American ...

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Pinetop Perkins dies: one of the last links to the first generation of American blue March 21, 2011 Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times Pinetop Perkins, one of the last of the first generation o READ MORE
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Blues legend Pinetop Perkins Dead at 97

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Blues legend Pinetop Perkins Dead at 97 March 22, 2011 Rhetta Akamatsu Examiner.com Atlanta blues fans join the blues community worldwide in honoring the life and work of Pinetop Perkins, who READ MORE
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Passion for blues inspired music promoter

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Passion for blues inspired music promoter December 18, 2010 The Irish Times LARRY RODDY: LARRY RODDY was one of the leading promoters and tour organisers for bluegrass, old-time and folk music READ MORE
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Georgia blues musician Eddie Kirkland dead in tragic accident

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Georgia blues musician Eddie Kirkland dead in tragic accident March 1, 2011 Rhetta Akamatsu Examiner.com Atlanta blues fans join their Macon counterparts and blues fans elsewhere in mourning t READ MORE
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Eddie Kirkland, 87, Known as the Gypsy of the Blues, Dies

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Eddie Kirkland, 87, Known as the Gypsy of the Blues, Dies March 6, 2011 Margalit Fox The New York Times For more than half a century Eddie Kirkland played the blues, and for much of that time READ MORE
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Friends mourn Macon blues legend Eddie Kirkland

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Friends mourn Macon blues legend Eddie Kirkland March 1, 2011 By JOE KOVAC JR macon.com That Eddie Kirkland, a one-man traveling jukebox of old-school blues famous for his on-stage somersaults READ MORE
http://www.macon.com/2011/03/01/1469265/longtime-macon-based-blues-mus...

RIP Robin Rogers, blues singer

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RIP Robin Rogers, blues singer December 22, 2010 Rhetta Akamatsu Examiner.com During the past year, I have let you all know of several opportunities to help raise money for North Carolina blue READ MORE
http://www.examiner.com/blues-in-atlanta/rip-robin-rogers-blues-singer

Gospel, blues artist Marva Wright dead at 62

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Gospel, blues artist Marva Wright dead at 62 March 25, 2010 Baltimore Sun NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans blues and gospel singer Marva Wright died Tuesday at age 62, her former manager said. Ada READ MORE
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James Gurley, Guitarist in Big Brother, Dies at 69

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James Gurley, Guitarist in Big Brother, Dies at 69 December 25, 2009 By BEN SISARIO The New York Times James Gurley, who played guitar in Big Brother and the Holding Company, the psychedelic READ MORE
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/25/arts/music/25gurley.html...

Blues/folk guitarist Cam Waters found dead in his home

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Blues/folk guitarist Cam Waters found dead in his home December 22, 2009 By CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER Star Tribune Cam Waters, a regionally renowned National steel guitar player and singer, was f READ MORE
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Guitarist dies (Wade Brown)

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Guitarist dies (Wade Brown) February 23, 2010 By STEPHEN COOKE TheChronicleHerald.ca Nova Scotia lost part of its blues music legacy on the weekend with the death of musician Wade Brown, a m READ MORE
http://thechronicleherald.ca/ArtsLife/1169062.html

Blue Farewells: Those We Lost In 2009

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Blue Farewells: Those We Lost In 2009 December 31, 2009 Rev. Keith A. Gordon About.com Sadly, the blues world lost a wealth of talent this year, as too many aging (and more than a few young) a READ MORE
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Memphis Soul Legend Willie Mitchell, R.I.P.

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Memphis Soul Legend Willie Mitchell, R.I.P. January 6, 2009 Rev. Keith A. Gordon About.com The new year just keeps getting crappier as news comes across our desk about the passing of Memphis s READ MORE
http://blues.about.com/b/2010/01/06/memphis-soul-legend-willie-mitchel...

Music man loved, championed the blues

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Music man loved, championed the blues October 22, 2009 By Bob Mehr The Commercial Appeal Memphis music veteran Dennis Brooks, a behind-the-scenes industry force, served as a tireless champion READ MORE
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/oct/22/music-man-loved-02/

Harmonica maestro Norton Buffalo dies at 58

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Harmonica maestro Norton Buffalo dies at 58 November 2, 2009 Joel Selvin SF Gate (11-01) 21:11 PST PARADISE (BUTTE COUNTY) -- Norton Buffalo, harmonica virtuoso, one-of-a-kind performer and co READ MORE
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Sharecropper, drummer and exponent of the Delta blues October 7, 2009

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Sharecropper, drummer and exponent of the Delta blues October 7, 2009 Terence McArdle The Sidney Morning Herald Sam Carr, 1926-2009. SAM CARR was a widely acclaimed drummer who worked with READ MORE
http://www.smh.com.au/national/obituaries/sharecropper-drummer-and-exp...

Blues Guitarist Freddy Robinson Dies at 70

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Blues Guitarist Freddy Robinson Dies at 70 October 12, 2009 John D. Luerssen Spinner.com Chicago bluesman Abu Talib, who performed under his given name, Freddy Robinson, has lost his battle wi READ MORE
http://www.spinner.com/2009/10/12/blues-guitarist-freddy-robinson-dies...

Bluesman Sam Carr, R.I.P.

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Bluesman Sam Carr, R.I.P. September 22, 2009 Rev. Keith A. Gordon About.com Bluesman Sam Carr, one of the premiere blues drummers of the modern era, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2009 a READ MORE
http://blues.about.com/b/2009/09/22/bluesman-sam-carr-r-i-p.htm

Blues Notes from All Over (Jim Dickenson)

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Blues Notes from All Over (Jim Dickenson) August 17, 2009 Jazz.com Even if you haven’t heard of Jim Dickinson, who passed away on Saturday at age 67, you have heard him. If you’ve ever li READ MORE
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Canadian Blues Artist Jackie Washington, R.I.P.

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Canadian Blues Artist Jackie Washington, R.I.P. July 2, 2009 Rev. Keith A. Gordon About.com Beloved Canadian blues artist Jackie Washington died on Saturday, June 27, 2009 following complicati READ MORE
http://blues.about.com/b/2009/07/02/canadian-blues-artist-jackie-washi...

Former Blues Brothers consultant dies at 62 in NYC

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Former Blues Brothers consultant dies at 62 in NYC 7/15/2009 Associated Press NEW YORK — A former Atlantic Records music executive who helped transform the Blues Brothers from a "Saturday Nig READ MORE
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Drake Levin, guitarist, dies at 62

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Drake Levin, guitarist, dies at 62 July 7, 2009 By Randy Lewis Drake Levin, lead guitarist for Paul Revere & the Raiders during the quintet's hit-making prime in the mid-1960s, died Saturday a READ MORE
http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-drake-levin7-2009jul07,0,...

Fort Worth music world goes silent for Stephen Bruton

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Fort Worth music world goes silent for Stephen Bruton May 16, 2009 By TERESA GUBBINS Star-Telegram.com ORT WORTH -- If you didn’t hear much live music Saturday, that’s because nearly every READ MORE
http://www.star-telegram.com/metro_news/story/1381601.html

Chicago Blues Legend Koko Taylor, R.I.P.

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Chicago Blues Legend Koko Taylor, R.I.P. June 3, 2009 Rev. Keith A. Gordon About.com Chicago blues legend Koko Taylor, known internationally as the "Queen of the Blues," passed away on Wednesd READ MORE
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Koko Taylor,Queen of the Blues, Dies at Age 80

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Koko Taylor,Queen of the Blues, Dies at Age 80 The Bluesmobile.com It's with a heavy heart and deep sadness that I must inform you of the passing of The Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor. Koko READ MORE
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Texas Blues Guitarist Rocky Hill, R.I.P

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Texas Blues Guitarist Rocky Hill, R.I.P Reverend Keith A. Gordon About.com Texas blues guitarist Rocky Hill, brother of Z.Z. Top bassist Dusty, died on Friday, April 10th, 2009 from an undisclo READ MORE
http://blues.about.com/b/2009/04/15/texas-blues-guitarist-rocky-hill-r...

World Loses Legendary Bluesman Willie King

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World Loses Legendary Bluesman Willie King March 2009 Alabama Blues Project On Sunday, March 8, 2009, the outstanding Alabama blues musician Willie King passed away near his home in Old Mem READ MORE
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Blues Harpist Mark Sallings, R.I.P.

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Blues Harpist Mark Sallings, R.I.P. Reverend Keith A. Gordon Arkansas blues harpist Mark Sallings tragically died in a two-vehicle accident on February 25, 2009 while driving to a casino gig in READ MORE
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RIP Piedmont Bluesman John Cephas

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RIP Piedmont Bluesman John Cephas March 5, 2009 The Washington Post he Foggy Bottom-born blues guitarist and singer from the W.C. Handy Award-winning duo Cephas and Wiggins died of natural caus READ MORE
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postrock/2009/03/rip_piedmont_bluesma...
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