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Petersen takes readers on a musical journey

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Petersen takes readers on a musical journey November 15, 2011 By Mike Bell Calgary Herald He’s almost Brodeuresque. The deftness and the skill with which Holger Petersen deflects praise, com READ MORE
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Bringing Big Bill Broonzy back into the spotlight

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Bringing Big Bill Broonzy back into the spotlight May 23, 2011 Howard Reich Chicago Tribune He was one of the most celebrated blues artists of his era, a visionary Chicago singer-songwriter wh READ MORE
http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-live-0524-jazz-bi...

NBC cameraman points lens at musicians

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NBC cameraman points lens at musicians November 23, 2010 BY DAVE HOEKSTRA The Herald-News For Stephen Azzato’s beautiful book Their Love of Music, the 117 color photographs were shot in a p READ MORE
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The St. Louis Blues

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The St. Louis Blues October 2010 By Nat Hentoff JazzTimes I’m too often startled by how much I’ve yet to learn about subjects I’ve covered throughout my life—for example, the blues. READ MORE
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In Search of the Blues

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In Search of the Blues April 3, 2010 C. Michael Bailey All About Jazz Blues scholarship and archive documentation has undergone an important and much needed evolution since the 1990s. Hints READ MORE
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Raisin' Cain--The Wild And Raucous Story Of Johnny Winter

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Raisin' Cain--The Wild And Raucous Story Of Johnny Winter by Mary Lou Sullivan w/foreword by Johnny Winter Alligator "I love this book..it's exactly what happened. The good stuff was great READ MORE
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One man's passionate opus to the b

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One man's passionate opus to the b April 9, 2010 By Maggie Moran Desoto Times Tribune I got the blues this week. Down in my back, I have found no relief.” These are lyrics for my new song †READ MORE
http://www.desototimes.com/articles/2010/04/09/opinion/doc4bbf7421e45a...

Definin' the Blues

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Definin' the Blues December 26, 2009 by Terry Teachout The Wall Street Journal When I was 12 years old, I found a Count Basie album in my father's record collection that contained a 1941 perf READ MORE
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Kevin Belford re-maps the history of American music with respect and styl

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Kevin Belford re-maps the history of American music with respect and styl December 22, 2009 By K. Curtis Lyle The St. Louis American The beauty in local author Kevin Belford’s new book, Devi READ MORE
http://www.stlamerican.com/articles/2009/12/23/entertainment/living_it...

Delta Blues & the Birth (and Death) of the Cool: Two definitive Ted Gioia Histor...

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Delta Blues & the Birth (and Death) of the Cool: Two definitive Ted Gioia Histories January 22, 2009 By C. Michael Bailey All About Jazz Does the music world need one more history of Delta blu READ MORE
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Saving The Sacred Blues Of Highway 61

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Saving The Sacred Blues Of Highway 61 October 31, 2009 NPR October 31, 2009 - William Ferris grew up in western Mississippi, just outside Vicksburg. As a young man, he listened to gospel and bl READ MORE
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Blind Willie McTell biography tells story of local music hero

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Blind Willie McTell biography tells story of local music hero October 15, 2009 Don Rhodes Augusta Chronicle It was his love for Bob Dylan's music that led British author Michael Gray to write READ MORE
http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/10/15/rho_551890.shtml

Blues' early days, recorded on location: Barrelhouse Blues

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Blues' early days, recorded on location: Barrelhouse Blues August 30, 2009 Reviewed by David Cohen The Philadelphia Inquirer Blues music, in its early days, was often regarded as vulgar and pr READ MORE
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/entertainment/books/20090830_Blues__ear...

New Book by Kevin Belford Chronicles Pre-WWII History of St. Louis Blues

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New Book by Kevin Belford Chronicles Pre-WWII History of St. Louis Blues August 24, 2009 by Dean Minderman All About Jazz t. Louis artist and author Kevin Belford, who has made local musician READ MORE
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Book Review: Getting the Blues: What Blues Music Teaches Us About Suffering and ...

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Book Review: Getting the Blues: What Blues Music Teaches Us About Suffering and Salvation by Stephen J. Nichols July 22, 2009 Brandon Cozart BC Books “The blues is a congregation that sings READ MORE
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Stand by Them

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Stand by Them June 12, 2009 By JIM WINDOLF The New York Times For much of their career, Jerry Leiber (words) and Mike Stoller (music) specialized in coming up with songs that sounded almost READ MORE
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Randy Poe's Skydog: The Duane Allman Story

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Randy Poe's Skydog: The Duane Allman Story By Reverend Keith A. Gordon About.com Randy Poe's biography of blues-rock guitarist Duane Allman provides a succinct, but deceptively detailed look READ MORE
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Book Review: Christopher Hjort - Strange Brew

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Book Review: Christopher Hjort - Strange Brew Rev. Keith A. Gordon About.com The Bottom Line An exhaustive study of the British blues-rock era circa 1965 to 1970, rock historian Christopher READ MORE
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Robert Gordon - 'Can't Be Satisfied' Book Review (2002)

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Robert Gordon - 'Can't Be Satisfied' Book Review (2002) Rev. Keith A. Gordon About.com Sponsored Links Muddy Waters: 60's MusicCheck out The Best of Chess Records w/ Muddy Waters. Hear 16 so READ MORE
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T'ain't Nobody's Business if I Do: Women Blues Singers Old and New

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T'ain't Nobody's Business if I Do: Women Blues Singers Old and New (Paperback) by Rhetta Akamatsu Amazon.com Product Description In the past, they were the Queens, strong women who took an unc READ MORE
http://www.amazon.com/Taint-Nobodys-Business-Do-Singers/dp/1438233892/...
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