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


Big Bill Broonzy In Photographs

These photographs are from the book about Big Bill Broonzy, ‘I Feel So Good’ by Bob Riesman and published by The University of Chicago Press. Source: universityofchicagopressbooks


Joanne Shaw Taylor – The Dirty Truth

Born and raised in the Black Country, Joanne was originally discovered by Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart as a 16 year old guitar prodigy. Through hard work and near-constant touring, she is now one of the…Read more


Unheard Eric Clapton Track Released

Blues charity pioneer Tim Duffy has released a stream of a track he recorded in 1995 with Eric Clapton – hear their version of Willie Brown’s Mississippi Blues above. Duffy has made the song…Read more


Skip James – Crow Jane

Skip James – Crow Jane Born Nehemiah Curtis (“Skip”) James, June 21, 1902, Yazoo City, Mississippi; died October 3, 1969; married three times: Oscella Robinson, Mabel James, Lorenzo Meeks. Skip James was unique among…Read more

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Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Road

Vintage Trouble 1 Hopeful Road is a brand new album from this high energy band. A follow on from their ‘Bomb Shelter Sessions’ album, the music just gets better and better. From the very…Read more


Booker T Jones – Green Onions

Booker T Jones Booker T. Jones was born in Memphis, Tennessee, on November 12, 1944. He was named in honor of his father, Booker T. Jones, Sr., who was named in honor of Booker…Read more


Lurrie Bell

Lurrie Bell Lurrie Bell (born Lurrie C. Bell, December 13, 1958, Chicago, Illinois is an American blues guitarist and singer. His father was renowned blues harmonica player Carey Bell. Bell started playing guitar at…Read more

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Beth Hart Union Chapel Islington

On Monday 14th, December, 2015 I was very fortunate in that I had a ticket to see Beth Hart at The Union Chapel, Islington, London. I was there early and yet the queue stretched…Read more


Sleepy John Estes – Mailman Blues

Sleepy John Estes Sleepy John Estes was one of the most individual of all recorded blues singers. He sang with phrasing that fairly dripped with expressiveness in a high crying tone that seemed often…Read more