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Willie Dixon – Seventh Son

Willie Dixon Willie Dixon has been called “the poet laureate of the blues” and “the father of modern Chicago blues.” He was indisputably the pre-eminent blues songwriter of his era, credited with writing more…Read more

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Mark Pontin Group Textures

I’ve seen the Mark Pontin Group live, and I can tell you they’re very good. If you like your blues rock that’s quite rocky then you’ll love the Mark Pontin Group Textures album. Mark…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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Erja Lyytinen – Doctor Blues

Erja Lyytinen Think about the history of slide guitar players and Blind Willie McTell, Robert Johnson, Fred McDowell and Son House immediately come to mind. Think electric blues and you can trace a 50…Read more

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Little Walter

Little Walter – Harmonica Player Little Walter, born Marion Walter Jacobs (May 1, 1930 – February 15, 1968), was an American blues musician and singer, whose revolutionary approach to the harmonica earned him comparisons…Read more

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Barbecue Bob – We Sure Got Hard Times

Barbecue Bob Robert Hicks, better known as Barbecue Bob (September 11, 1902 – October 21, 1931) was an early American Piedmont blues musician. His nickname came from the fact that he was a cook…Read more