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Robert Johnson: “King of the Delta Blues”

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Robert Johnson: “King of the Delta Blues” October 19, 2012 Michael Leonard Gibson Robert Johnson: “King of the Delta Blues” Michael Leonard | 10.19.2012 Robert Johnson If ther READ MORE
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Trance Blues inspired by Skip James

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Trance Blues inspired by Skip James June 9, 2012 By John Kessler KPU 885 Skip James was one of the first influential blues players. Although he came from the same Mississippi culture that pro READ MORE
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Remembering a Pioneer of Folk Music and Blues

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Remembering a Pioneer of Folk Music and Blues June 17, 2011 By NEIL TESSER The New York Times With the right tour guide, you can practically see the building that stood at East 47th Street and READ MORE
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/17/us/17cncblues.html...

Blues for Rudy: Beale Street gives its noteworthy mayor a musical sendoff

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Blues for Rudy: Beale Street gives its noteworthy mayor a musical sendoff June 9, 2011 by Richard Morgan The Commercial Appeal It is not ordinary for funerals to include standing ovations. But READ MORE
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/jun/09/blues-for-rudy/

Happy Birthday, Stevie Ray Vaughan! (w/videos)

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Happy Birthday, Stevie Ray Vaughan! October 3, 2011 By David Von Bader New Times In Guitar Center and Sam Ash guitar departments across the country, myriad axe-playing stereotypes kick tires a READ MORE
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/countygrind/2011/10/happy_birthday_s...

Robert Johnson At 100, Still Dispelling Myths

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Robert Johnson At 100, Still Dispelling Myths May 7, 2011 by Joel Rose NPR Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Johnson. Although he recorded just 29 songs, the bluesman h READ MORE
http://www.npr.org/2011/05/07/136063911/robert-johnson-at-100-still-di...

Riffing on Robert Johnson's astounding legacy

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Riffing on Robert Johnson's astounding legacy May 4, 2011 by Jerry Shriver USA Today Robert Johnson wasn't the first blues singer to emerge from the Mississippi Delta during the Great Depressi READ MORE
http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2011-05-05-bluesvoices05_ST_N....

King of the blues and the road

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King of the blues and the road June 3, 2011 BY ED CONDRAN newsobserver.com t's difficult to imagine that B.B. King has anything left to accomplish. The legendary vocalist-guitarist has play READ MORE
http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/03/1241247/king-of-the-blues-and-t...

Big Bill Broonzy: History's Musical Chameleon

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Big Bill Broonzy: History's Musical Chameleon June 25, 2011 by David C. Barnett NPR ig Bill Broonzy was one of America's most popular blues musicians — a father figure to many blues legends READ MORE
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Why Robert Johnson is the top blues legend

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Why Robert Johnson is the top blues legend April 29, 2011 Los Angeles Times Why is Robert Johnson, above all other blues players, the preeminent figure in that bedrock form of American popular READ MORE
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2011/04/why-robert-johnson-...

‘I had angels watching over me’

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‘I had angels watching over me’ February 11, 2011 Graeme Thomson HeraldScotland Singer, keyboardist, guitar player and founder of legendary southern blues-rockers the Allman Brothers Band, READ MORE
http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/music-features/i-had-angels-wa...

Blues Doctor's still got the beat at 78

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Blues Doctor's still got the beat at 78 February 1, 2011 BY RANDY BURNS The Item BISHOPVILLE - In the world of blues music, Bishopville's Drink Small is known as the Blues Doctor. He is one of READ MORE
http://www.theitem.com/news/article_ea2878d2-2db5-11e0-8206-001cc4c032...

Hubert Sumlin's Still Howlin'

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Hubert Sumlin's Still Howlin' January 2011 NBC San Diego While the term legend is overused and hypersubjective these days, it's hard to argue against its necessity when talking about guitarist READ MORE
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/blogs/sounddiego/Hubert-Sumlins-Got-the-Blu...

Buddy Guy Interview: A True Blues Legend

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Buddy Guy Interview: A True Blues Legend January 2011 By: Rick Landers Guitar International With five Grammy Awards, 23 W.C. Handy Awards [the most of any artist], 65 albums, a place in the Ro READ MORE
http://guitarinternational.com/2011/01/23/buddy-guy-a-true-blues-legen...

Buddy Guy Talks the Blues

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Buddy Guy Talks the Blues January 14, 2011 Michael Wright Gibson Lifestyle He was a hero to everyone from Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix. He played with nearly every major blues star of the last READ MORE
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/News/buddy-guy-0114-2011/

Piano Red: The Lost Atlanta Tapes

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Piano Red: The Lost Atlanta Tapes January 3, 2011 By D.M. Edwards PopMatters An echo of good times! William Lee Perryman (Piano Red) was born in Georgia (with Louisiana genes) in 1911. Bef READ MORE
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/134257-piano-red-the-lost-atlanta-...

There's always hope in it'

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There's always hope in it' April 5, 2011 by Bill DeYoung One of the cornerstones of hardscrabble Chicago blues is the harmonica. It's an integral part of the electric blues framework, like th READ MORE
http://www.connectsavannah.com/news/article/103977/

Austin bids Pinetop Perkins a heartfelt farewell

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Austin bids Pinetop Perkins a heartfelt farewell March 28, 2011 By Michael Corcoran Austin365.com The Austin funeral for 97-year-old blues legend Pinetop Perkins ended as it began, with frien READ MORE
http://www.austin360.com/music/austin-bids-pinetop-perkins-a-heartfe...

How a blues harp legend was made

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How a blues harp legend was made November 3,2010 By GENE MYERS NorthJersey,com RINGWOOD — James Cotton, 75, is a Grammy award-winning musician who learned to play harmonica from blues harp READ MORE
http://www.northjersey.com/arts_entertainment/music/106664733_How_a_bl...

Even ill, a blues legend enthralls the Uptown

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Even ill, a blues legend enthralls the Uptown November 3, 2010 Michelle Choat Napa Valley Register n a word: Amazing. B.B. King was absolutely amazing. And this is coming from a non-blues fan READ MORE
http://napavalleyregister.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/fc3b15d0-...

Buddy Guy speaks the truth on 'Living Proof'

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Buddy Guy speaks the truth on 'Living Proof' November 3, 2010 By Steve Jones USA TODAY Enlarge image Enlarge By Ronda Churchill Buddy Guy, left and BB King film a video for Guy's song Stay A READ MORE
http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2010-10-31-buddy-guy_N.htm

John Orr: Long live the King

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John Orr: Long live the King August 23, 2010 By John Orr Mercy News.com The old man came out through the big doors behind the band, with his stage manager and a saxophone player accompanying h READ MORE
http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_15873688...

Music Scene: Veteran bluesman Joe Louis Walker cherishes playing role of mentor

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Music Scene: Veteran bluesman Joe Louis Walker cherishes playing role of mentor August 20, 2010 By Jay N. Miller Neosho Daily News When it comes to young bluesmen, there are lots of pretende READ MORE
http://www.neoshodailynews.com/mysource/entertainment/x35353168/Music-...

Living the Delta blues

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Living the Delta blues Michael Lello Weekender David “Honeyboy” Edwards doesn’t need to talk about history. That’s because his life — and his music — have been telling his story READ MORE
http://www.theweekender.com/cover/Living_the_Delta_blues_07-06-2010.ht...

The Road Goes On Forever: Pinetop Perkins Turns 97

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The Road Goes On Forever: Pinetop Perkins Turns 97 June 7, 2010 Josh Hathaway BlogCritic With peace and love and all due respect to early childhood hero Ringo Starr, today’s Verse Chorus Ve READ MORE
http://blogcritics.org/music/article/the-road-goes-on-forever-pinetop/

Mythmakers say Robert Johnson's blues sound was a sham

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Mythmakers say Robert Johnson's blues sound was a sham July 7, 2010 By JOE KLOPUS The Kansas City Star We have so few facts about blues man Robert Johnson, and his music cuts so deeply, that READ MORE
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/07/07/2066878/mythmakers-say-robert-joh...

Music Review: Pinetop Perkins & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith - Joined At The Hip

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Music Review: Pinetop Perkins & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith - Joined At The Hip June 21, 2010 Josh Hathaway BlogCritic Pinetop Perkins and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith have been playing together on an READ MORE
http://blogcritics.org/music/article/music-review-pinetop-perkins-will...

Black History Month: Big Bill Broonzy: ‘The Moppin’ Blues’

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Black History Month: Big Bill Broonzy: ‘The Moppin’ Blues’ February 20, 2010 By Laura Millsaps The Tribune Chicago blues guitarist Big Bill Broonzy’s life and music took him from Scott READ MORE
http://www.amestrib.com/articles/2010/02/21/ames_tribune/news/doc4b809...

Thousands will come together this week to celebrate the 100th birthday of the le...

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Thousands will come together this week to celebrate the 100th birthday of the legendary Howlin’ Wolf 07 June 2010 By Brandon Walker Daily Times Leader From West Point to Chicago and London t READ MORE
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Singin' the blues a long, long time

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Singin' the blues a long, long ti February 19, 2010 BY JORDAN LEVIN Miami Herald You don't often get to hear history singing, but that's what you hear from David ``Honeyboy'' Edwards, one of t READ MORE
http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/02/19/1488543/singin-the-blues-a-long-...

Lightnin' Hopkins honored with historical Marker

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Lightnin' Hopkins honored with historical Marker February 1,2010 Andrew Dansby Peep Lightnin' Hopkins, the late legendary Houston blues musician, has been awarded a historical marker by the Te READ MORE
http://blogs.chron.com/peep/2010/02/lightnin_hopkins_honored_with_1.ht...

Pinetop Perkins' 80-year career still going

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Pinetop Perkins' 80-year career still going November 27, 2009 By SHELIA BYRD Associated Press CLARKSDALE, Miss. — Noisy crowds in smoky bars don't bother 96-year-old bluesman Pinetop Perkins READ MORE
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iCWjd52QPFfO6WvnAWMo...

'King of Blues' still reigns

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'King of Blues' still reigns December 2, 2009 By Nathan Collins The Orion n a few leisurely steps, the venerable “King of Blues” took Laxson Auditorium’s audience to wild applause. Th READ MORE
http://www.theorion.com/entertainment/king-of-blues-still-reigns-1.947...

Still the reigning King of Blues

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Still the reigning King of Blues October 5, 2009 by Liz Norment Collegiate Times B.B. King played for over two hours Sunday night to a nearly sold-out crowd in Burruss Hall. The show, sponsore READ MORE
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/14338

Remembering Blind Willie McTell

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Remembering Blind Willie McTell August 19, 2009 by Stacey Eidsen Metro Spirit “And I know one thing, nobody can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell.” — Bob Dylan, from his 1983 song READ MORE
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Little known blues singer now a legend

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Little known blues singer now a legend August 16, 2009 by Jim Beal, Jr. My SA Entertainment There might well be ancient pharaohs about whom more is known than Robert Johnson. Johnson was b READ MORE
http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/music/53411057.html

Blues concert celebrates 'Son' House, helps homeless

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Blues concert celebrates 'Son' House, helps homeless June 3, 2009 The Daily News Online ROCHESTER - Locally and nationally recognized musicians will pay tribute to bluesman Eddie "Son" House at READ MORE
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Bo still knows: Recalling Bo Diddley's legacy

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Bo still knows: Recalling Bo Diddley's legacy June 2, 2009 BY GARY GRAFF The Beacon News It’s been a year since Bo Diddley died. His death on June 2, 2008, of heart failure at age 79 ende READ MORE
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/beaconnews/entertainment/1601563,w-...

Late bluesman Willie King remembered at festival

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Late bluesman Willie King remembered at festival June 1, 2009 By Cory Pennington Tuscaloosanews.com OLD MEMPHIS - From a dirt road in Pickens County, hidden among countless acres of farm land, READ MORE
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20090601/NEWS/906019993/1007...

Bonnie Raitt to help unveil blues marker for McDowell

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Bonnie Raitt to help unveil blues marker for McDowell Scott Baretta clarionledger.com Bonnie Raitt will be in Como at 2 p.m. today for the unveiling of the 71st Mississippi Blues Trail marker f READ MORE
http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20090507/FEAT05/905070314/1023/FE...

Lil' Ed brings 'old-school' sounds to UM-Flint Theatre

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Lil' Ed brings 'old-school' sounds to UM-Flint Theatre April 17, 2009 Timothy Flynn mlive.com FLINT, Michigan -- Lil' Ed Williams, frontman and leader of Chicago's Blues Imperials, usually tak READ MORE
http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/flint/index.ssf/2009/04/lil_ed_brin...

McKinley Morganfield "Muddy Waters"

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McKinley Morganfield "Muddy Waters" 1915-1983 He came up from Clarksdale, Mississippi in the 1940s. Clarksdale, home of John Lee Hooker and countless other blues players. Clarksdale, where his READ MORE
http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/Delta/4223/MuddyWaters.html

Howlin’ Wolf Biography

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Howlin’ Wolf Biography, Sandy G. Schoenfeld Born June 10, 1910, West Point, Mississippi Died January 10, 1976, Hines, Illinois Chester Arthur Burnett has probably had more impact worldwide READ MORE
http://www.howlinwolf.com/articles/bio_1.htm

John Lee Hooker

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John Lee Hooker Born near Clarksdale, Mississippi on August 22, 1917 to a sharecropping family, John Lee Hooker's earliest musical influence came from his stepfather, Will Moore. By the early 194 READ MORE
http://johnleehooker.com/biography.htm

Willie Dixon

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Willie Dixon 1915-1992 If he didn't do everything at Chess Records in the 1950s and early 1960s, he sure came close. There's a story that when the Rolling Stones came to Chicago in 1964, they READ MORE
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Charlie Patton 1891-1934

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Charlie Patton 1891-1934 Charlie was born in west central Mississippi, probably on the Heron's Place plantation. In 1900 the family moves about 100 miles north to Sunflower county. By 190 READ MORE
http://www.john-meekings.co.uk/cpatton.html
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