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Eddie Taylor – Peach Tree Blues

Eddie Taylor When you’re talking about the patented Jimmy Reed laconic shuffle sound, you’re talking about Eddie Taylor just as much as Reed himself. Taylor was the glue that kept Reed’s lowdown grooves from…Read more

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Dave Hole – White Trash Girl

Dave Hole With his furious energy and amazing “over-the-top” style of playing, Dave Hole has carved his own place deep in the pantheon of slide guitar greats. His performances are drenched in waves of…Read more

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Ry Cooder – The Slide Man

Ry Cooder – Slide Guitar Maestro Ry Cooder was born on March 15, 1947, in Los Angeles. slide guitarist, composer and six-time Grammy Award winner Ry Cooder was born Ryland Peter Cooder on March…Read more

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Louisiana Red – Orphanage Home Blues

Louisiana Red Iverson Minter, 23 March 1936, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA. Although beginning as a sincere imitator of his various heroes, including Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins and John Lee Hooker, Louisiana Red has gained stature…Read more

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Koko Taylor – Wang Dang Doodle

Koko Taylor Born Cora Walton on a sharecropper’s farm just outside Memphis, TN, on September 28, 1928, Koko, nicknamed for her love of chocolate, fell in love with music at an early age. Inspired…Read more

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The Alan Lomax Archive

Alan Lomax (January 31, 1915 – July 19, 2002) was one of the great American field collectors of folk music of the 20th century. He was also a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, archivist, writer, scholar, political…Read more