Blues

photo credit: Maria Ives

B.B. King At B.B. Kings In NYC: The Thrill – Not Gone!

When B.B.’s left hand jumps to grab his guitar Lucille and plays a few notes, the decades melt away. Also melting: women, who screamed with each note. Add to that list: any guitar player, male or female, in the room. All of who were well aware that the way they play their instrument was influenced by what the man on the stage was doing, decades ago. So it’s a privilege to see that man still doing it today.

12/03/2012

(Win McNamee/Getty Images)

How Buddy Guy Got Obama Onstage To Sing ‘Sweet Home Chicago’ (VIDEO)

On February 21, Buddy Guy was part of a group of musicians who performed at the White House as part of a salute to blues music. While Mick Jagger passed the mic off to Obama that night, it was Guy who convinced the president to perform with the group for “Sweet Home Chicago.”

07/23/2012

Two masters of the blues harmonica share the same name. (Getty Images/Uwe Meinhold/AFP)

Rock Flashback: Meet The (Sonny Boy) Williamsons

Readers of liner notes have probably come across the name [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Sonny Boy Williamson[/lastfm], one of the early blues masters whose works were frequently covered — or plundered — by rock bands. It’s necessary to […]

12/07/2011

Paul And Linda McCartney

Music Flashback: Paul McCartney Forms Wings 40 Years Ago

Photos: Paul McCartney Live at Chicago’s Wrigley Fieldview gallery 40 years ago this week, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] announced the formation of his new group [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wings[/lastfm] with his wife Linda and former [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Moody Blues[/lastfm] […]

08/03/2011

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Free MP3 Of The Day: George Thorogood & The Destroyers, “Going Back”

Our friends at MP3.com recently relaunched their site, and to celebrate we’re helping them give away some fantastic songs for free! Today, we’re featuring George Thorogood & The Destroyers‘s new single “Going Back.” Blues disciples [lastfm […]

07/21/2011

Tracing The History Of “Black Betty” – From A Southern State Prison To The Superbowl

Story by Zack Nechvatal She appeared last night to millions during the Superbowl courtesy of VW in promotion of their new 2012 Beetle, but the jukebox favorite “Black Betty,” made famous by the band [lastfm]Ram […]

02/07/2011

The 13th Annual Doheny Blues Festival

The Doheny Blues Festival is a California favorite.  It’s like our Southland version of the New Orleans Jazz Festival, and much easier for Angelenos to get to. That’s nice! Live Rock, Blues, and Zydeko by […]

05/22/2010

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