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Video: Seasick Steve — Roy’s Gang

. Steven Gene Wold (born in 1940 or 1941) commonly known as Seasick Steve, is an American blues musician who plays custom guitars, sometimes made from found materials such as … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · 2 Comments

Audio: Etta James — “The Sky is Crying”

[Email subscribers can click the title of this post to listen to the song for free.] . “The Sky is Crying” is included in the 2004 CD Blues to the Bone. … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Audio: “Santa” by Lightnin’ Hopkins

Sam John Hopkins (1912 – 1982), better known as Lightnin’ Hopkins, was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, and occasional pianist from Houston, Texas. Musicologist Robert “Mack” McCormick opined that … Continue reading

December 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Video: Willie King at Bettie’s Place

For a real blues experience nothing beats going to a juke joint in the deep South. There aren’t many left, but if you’re willing to go off the beaten track, … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: Big Mama Thornton and John Lee Hooker — “Down Home Shakedown”

1960 harmonica jam session. If you love the blues, this performance is not to be missed. The harmonica, also called French harp, blues harp, and mouth organ, was developed in Europe … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: B.B. King animated by Blank on Blank

In this animated video by Blank on Blank, B.B. King tells the story behind the naming of his legendary guitar Lucille and talks about his attitude toward life and music. … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

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