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Published: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:42:22 +0000

 



Ten Great Early Blues Artists

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

These are the ten crucial artists that helped define the genre of the blues. Their early recordings and performances served to influence a generation of blues artists to follow. Whether you're a fan of the blues or a newcomer to the music, this is the place to start.



12 Best Blues Albums for Beginners

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

List of the one dozen best blues albums for beginners



The Best Blues-Rock Albums Of The 1960s

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1960s.



Early Blues Artists

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Six Essential Blues Arts from the Early Blues Era, 1910-1950



10 Best Chicago Blues Songs

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

List of the greatest Chicago blues songs, classic songs from artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and others



List of the Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1970s

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1970s



How do 'Delta Blues' Differ From Other Styles?

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Definition of the Mississippi Delta blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Mississippi Delta blues style.



Blues Styles: Country Blues

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Definition of the Country blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Country blues style.



Winners of the 2014 Blues Music Awards

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees & Winners



Blues Styles: Chicago Blues

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Definition of the Chicago blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Chicago blues style.



Essential Blues Slide Guitarists

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Six essential blues slide guitarists that influenced a future generation of blues and blues-rock musicians.



6 Bands That Brought the Blues to Rock

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profiles of the heaviest blues-rock bands, those that brought thunder & lightning to their sound and thus created the genre known as heavy metal.



Six Essential Modern Blues Artists

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profiles of six essential modern blues artists, circa 1950-1980



Joe Bonamassa: Bluesman in a Rock Landscape

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

The guitarist discovered by B.B. King blends genres in scorching recordings that have topped the charts since the early 2000s.



Six of the Best, Overlooked Blues-Rock Guitarists

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profiles of six overlooked blues-rock guitarists



Johnny Winter - Step Back (2014)

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of Johnny Winter's Step Back album



Definition and Examples of Blues Instruments

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Definition of blues instruments, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.



2014 Blues Blast Music Awards

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Winners and Nominees of the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards



The Best Blues Albums of 2013

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Albums of 2013



Johnny Winter's True To The Blues Box Set Review

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter's True To The Blues box set, including early songs from festivals, to struggling hits.



Long John Baldry - The Best of the Stony Plain...

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of Long John Baldry's The Best of the Stony Plain Years



A Guide to Rory Gallagher's Best Recordings

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

A Guide to Blues-Rock Guitarist Rory Gallagher's Best Recordings



Blues-Rock Artists Performing at Woodstock 1969

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Where are they now? Blues-rock artists that performed at the Woodstock Festival, 1969.



Review of Dave Specter's Message In Blue album

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of Dave Specter's Message In Blue album



The Best Blues Christmas Albums

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

The Best Blues Christmas Albums featuring B.B. King, Canned Heat, Alligator Records and others!



Christmas Gift Guide for the Blues Fan

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Christmas Gift Guide 2010 for the Blues music fan



The Reverend's Favorite Blues-Rock Artists

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

The Rev. Gordon's favorite blues-rock artists



List of the Dates of Blues Artists' Birthdays

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

List of the dates of blues artists birthdays



Blues Bites - September 2014

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Blues Bites CD Review Column for September 2014 featuring reviews of recent albums from Dave Mason, Ian Siegal, Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters, and the Nighthawks



Rolling Stones Gear: Book Review & Author...

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Rolling Stones Gear: Book Review & Author Interview



Peter Green Blues Guitarist Biography

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

If not for the cruel hand of fate, Peter Green might today be considered the greatest British blues guitarist. Learn all about Green's life and career.



Blues CDs New Releases - October 2014

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

New Blues CD releases for October 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert



John Mayall - A Special Life (2014)

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of John Mayall's A Special Life album



Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas...

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Hurricane box set



Johnny Winter - Still Alive and Well (1973/1994)

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of Johnny Winter's Still Alive and Well album



The Best Blues Reissue Albums 2014

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

The Best Blues Reissue Albums of 2014



Jim Byrnes - St. Louis Times (2014)

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of Jim Byrnes' St. Louis Times album



Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

About.com Blues List of Six Essential Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know



Eli Cook’s Primitive Son CD & Tour Dates

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Eli Cook’s Primitive Son CD & Tour Dates



2013 Blues Music Awards Winners and Nominees

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

List of 2012 Blues Music Awards Winners & Nominees



Etta James' Greatest Hits

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

The Best Etta James Songs



Definition and Examples of Balling The Jack

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Definition of balling the jack, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.



Little Walter Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of Chicago blues harp legend Little Walter.



Born Under A Bad Sign: Bad Luck Blues Songs

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Born Under A Bad Sign: ten blues songs about bad luck.



The Best Blues Reissue Albums of 2013

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Reissue Albums 2013



Walter Trout Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile and discography of blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout



The Roots of the Blues

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Definition of the roots of the blues, including historical figures important to the evolution of the music.



Blind Lemon Jefferson Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of Texas blues legend Blind Lemon Jefferson, friend of folk-blues giant Leadbelly and influential blues musician.



Blues Styles: Piedmont Blues

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Definition of the Piedmont blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Piedmont blues style.



Charley Patton Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of Delta blues legend Charley Patton, influential guitarist and performer from the earliest days of the Mississippi blues.



Nick Moss Band - Time Ain't Free (2014)

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of the Nick Moss Band's Time Ain't Free album



Johnny Winter Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile and discography for legendary Texas blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter



Blues CDs New Releases - August 2014

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

New Blues CD releases for August 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert



Blues Harpist Magic Dick - Interview

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Interview with blues harpist Magic Dick, formerly of the J. Geils Band and part of the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue.



Kenny Wayne Shepherd Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile and Discography of blues-rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd



Robert Johnson Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Robert Johnson, influential slide guitarist and blues music songwriter.



James Cotton Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of blues harp player James Cotton, trained by the legendary Sonny Boy Williamson, a member of Muddy Waters' Band, and an dynamic solo artist.



Definition and Examples of Blues Music

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Definition of, or meaning of terms used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.



Interview with Blues-Rock Guitarist Dave Perkins

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Interview with blues-rock guitarist Dave Perkins



Son House Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of Delta blues legend Son House, influential guitarist and performer and running partner of Charley Patton



Rolling Stones Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of British blues-rock legends the Rolling Stones.



Janiva Magness Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile & Discography for Blues Singer Janiva Magness



Savoy Brown Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile & Discography of Savoy Brown with Kim Simmonds



Joe Bonamassa - Live From The Royal Albert Hall...

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of Joe Bonamassa's Live From The Royal Albert Hall DVD, a two-disc set featuring a dynamic performance by the blues-rock guitarist and special guest Eric Clapton



The Fabulous Thunderbirds Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of Texas blues band the Fabulous Thunderbirds, starring Kim Wilson.



Keb' Mo' Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile and discography for acoustic bluesman Keb' Mo'



Delbert & Glen - Blind, Crippled and Crazy...

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of Delbert & Glen's Blind, Crippled and Crazy album



Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters & Little Walter -...

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters & Little Walter's Super Blues album



John Campbell Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile & discography for blues guitarist John Campbell



Joe Bonamassa - An Acoustic Evening At The...

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of Joe Bonamassa's An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House album



Blues Festival Calendar 2013

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Details and information on 2013 Blues Festivals



Willy DeVille Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Biography and discography for blues singer Willy DeVille



House Party

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Definition of house party, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.



James Cotton - Cotton Mouth Man (2013)

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of James Cotton's Cotton Mouth Man album



Michael Bloomfield Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile and discography of Chicago blues guitarist Michael Bloomfield



Nick Moss Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile and discography of Chicago bluesman Nick Moss



Eric Bibb Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile and discography for acoustic blues guitarist Eric Bibb



Jimi Hendrix - Jimi Hendrix: Blues (1994)

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Album review of Blues by Jimi Hendrix, a classic collection that spotlights the great rock guitarist's significant contributions to blues music and blues-rock music.



Stevie Ray Vaughan Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of influential Texas blues-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.



Ram John Holder - Black London Blues/Bootleg...

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of Ram John Holder's Black London Blues & Bootleg Blues albums



Johnny Otis Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of Rhythm & Blues Legend Johnny Otis



Junior Wells Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of Chicago blues legend Junior Wells, master of the blues harp, former Muddy Waters Band member and frequent performing partner of blues guitarist Buddy Guy.



John Hammond Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile and discography for legendary acoustic bluesman John Hammond



The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - An Anthology:...

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band's An Anthology: The Elektra Years, a two-disc collection of 33 of the Chicago blues pioneers' best songs. Page 2.



Albert Collins Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of Texas blues guitarist Albert Collins, better known as the Ice Man for his chilly, fluid six-string style.



Lucille, Guitar Owned By B B King

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Definition of Lucille, guitar owned by B B King, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.



Jimi Hendrix Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile and discography for legendary blues-rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, the most ground-breaking guitarist in rock music history.



Kokomo Arnold Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile and discography for Chicago blues slide-guitarist Kokomo Arnold



Eric Clapton Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of legendary British blues-rock guitarist Eric Clapton, who has played with bands such as John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, and Derek & the Dominos as well as pursuing a significant solo career over the past 30+ years.



Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (2013)

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of Buddy Guy's Rhythm & Blues album



Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind (2013)

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Review of Tedeschi Trucks Band's Made Up Mind album



Blues CDs New Releases - November/December 2013

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

New Blues CD releases for November 2013, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Guide



Paul Butterfield Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile and discography for Chicago blues legend and influential harp player Paul Butterfield



Voodoo

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Definition of voodoo, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.



2013 Living Blues Magazine Award Winners

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

About.com Blues List of 2013 Living Blues Magazine Award Winners



Etta James Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of rhythm & blues legend Etta James, a phenomenal singer capable of mixing blues, soul, rock, and jazz styles into a single powerful performance.



Bobby Rush Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of folk-funk bluesman Bobby Rush, whose unique blend of soul, blues, and funk music has made the artist a popular live performer.



Dave Specter Interview

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Interview with talented Chicago blues guitarist Dave Specter, talking about his career, his musical influences, and his Live In Chicago album.



Jelly Roll - Definition in Blues Slang

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Definition of jelly roll, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.



Otis Taylor Profile

2017-02-25T11:42:22Z

Profile of blues artist Otis Taylor, a multi-instrumental talent that provides guitar, harp, and banjo to his unique country-blues sound.