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Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:10:14 +0000

 



The Best Blues Christmas Albums

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Ten Great Early Blues Artists

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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.



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

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



12 Best Blues Albums for Beginners

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

List of the one dozen best blues albums for beginners



Instant Record Collection: Ten Chicago Blues...

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Instant Record Collection: Ten essential Chicago blues albums that every blues music fan needs for their collection.



The Best Blues-Rock Albums Of The 1960s

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Early Blues Artists

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



How do 'Delta Blues' Differ From Other Styles?

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



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

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Blues Styles: Country Blues

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Six Essential Modern Blues Artists

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Definition and Examples of Blues Instruments

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



10 Best Chicago Blues Songs

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



The Reverend's Favorite Blues-Rock Artists

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

The Rev. Gordon's favorite blues-rock artists



6 Bands That Brought the Blues to Rock

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Blues Styles: Chicago Blues

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Joe Bonamassa: Bluesman in a Rock Landscape

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



All About Blues Legend B.B. KIng

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile of blues guitar legend B.B. King, dynamic performer who has helped define blues music for over 50 years.



Country Blues Artists

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profiles of six pioneering country blues artists.



Classic Female Blues Singers

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profiles of five classic early era female blues singers



Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground...

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Review of Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin's Common Ground album



A Guide to Rory Gallagher's Best Recordings

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Coco Montoya Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and discography of blues-rock guitarist Coco Montoya



Six of the Best, Overlooked Blues-Rock Guitarists

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profiles of six overlooked blues-rock guitarists



Walter Trout Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and discography of blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout



The Best Blues Reissue Albums 2014

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

The Best Blues Reissue Albums of 2014



The Devil's Music

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

An overview of popular blues songs associated with the devil by artists like Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Brownie McGhee and others.



The Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2013

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Winners of the 2014 Blues Music Awards

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees & Winners



Christmas Gift Guide for the Blues Fan

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Christmas Gift Guide 2010 for the Blues music fan



Blues-Rock Artists Performing at Woodstock 1969

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Essential Blues Slide Guitarists

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Profile and Biography of Blues Singer Ma Rainey

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ma Rainey.



Born Under A Bad Sign: Bad Luck Blues Songs

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Peter Green Blues Guitarist Biography

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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.



The Best Blues Albums of 2013

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Definition and Examples of Balling The Jack

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



The Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2014

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

The Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2014



Profile and Biography of Blues Guitarist Albert...

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and biography of influential blues guitarist Albert King including a select discography.



Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades of Blue (2014)

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Review of Joe Bonamassa's Different Shades of Blue album



List of the Dates of Blues Artists' Birthdays

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

List of the dates of blues artists birthdays



The Allman Brothers Band Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and discography of the Allman Brothers Band



Jimmy Vaughan Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and discography for blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan



The Best Blues Albums of 2014

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

The Best Blues Albums of 2014



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

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Skip James Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Skip James - Rambling Man Born Nehemiah Curtis James near Bentonia, Mississippi, James' mother worked



Duane Allman - An Anthology (1972)

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Review of blues-rock guitarist Duane Allman's An Anthology album, a two-disc collection of the artist's session work and Allman Brothers Band material.



Johnny Winter - Step Back (2014)

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Review of Johnny Winter's Step Back album



Etta James' Greatest Hits

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

The Best Etta James Songs



Various Artists - Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz...

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Review of the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972 album featuring performances by Koko Taylor, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and other blues greats



T-Bone Walker Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and biography of Texas blues guitarist T-Bone Walker, including recommended albums.



Blues Artists That Died In 2013

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

About.com Blues List of Blues Artists That Died In 2013



John Lee Hooker Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

John Lee Hooker profile: Born: August 22, 1917 in Clarksdale MS Died: June 21, 2001 in Los Altos CA John



Blues CDs New Releases - November/December 2014

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



The Fabulous Thunderbirds Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Bessie Smith Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and biography of legendary female blues singer Bessie Smith.



Tommy Johnson Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Tommy Johnson, obscure bluesman popularized by the hit movie O' Brother Where Art Thou?



Son House Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Blues CDs New Releases - September 2014

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Muddy Waters Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile of Chicago blues musician Muddy Waters, legendary singer, slide guitarist, and band leader.



Blues Styles: Piedmont Blues

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Definition and Examples of Blues Music

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Sam Lightnin' Hopkins Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile of Texas blues music legend Sam Lightnin' Hopkins, an influential guitarist and country bluesman.



Robert Johnson Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Gary Clark Jr. - Live (2014)

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Review of Gary Clark Jr.'s Live album



Tommy Castro and the Painkillers - The Devil...

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Review of Tommy Castro and the Painkiller's The Devil You Know album



Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Robert Cray Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile & discography for blues guitarist Robert Cray



The Roots of the Blues

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Blues Bites - September 2014

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Janis Joplin Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and discography of blues-rock singer Janis Joplin



Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Live In...

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Review of Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa's Live In Amsterdam album



Review of Dave Specter's Message In Blue album

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Review of Dave Specter's Message In Blue album



Blues CDs New Releases - January 2014

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Specialty Records Definition

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Bukka White Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and biography of popular country bluesman Booker T. 'Bukka' Washington White.



Freddie King Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and discography of Freddie King, an influential and innovative blues guitarist.



Charley Patton Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Janiva Magness Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile & Discography for Blues Singer Janiva Magness



Early Influential Blues-Rock Bands

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Six essential early blues-rock bands that would influence a generation of artists to follow



Paul Butterfield Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Charlie Musselwhite Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile of blues harp player Charlie Musselwhite, legendary Chicago blues musician and in-demand session player.



Sippie Wallace Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and biography of classic female blues singer Sippie Wallace.



Blues CDs New Releases - August 2014

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Ida Cox Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ida Cox.



Johnny Winter Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Eric Clapton Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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.



Blues Festival Calendar 2013

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Details and information on 2013 Blues Festivals



Eric Bibb Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and discography for acoustic blues guitarist Eric Bibb



John Mayall - A Special Life (2014)

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Review of John Mayall's A Special Life album



John Mayall Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile of British blues-rock legend John Mayall



Alexis Korner Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile of blues musician and bandleader Alexis Korner, known as the Father of British Blues, mentor to musicians like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones.



Stevie Ray Vaughan Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



2013 Blues Music Awards Winners and Nominees

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

List of 2012 Blues Music Awards Winners & Nominees



Omar Dykes - Runnin' With The Wolf (2013)

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Review of Omar Dykes' Runnin' With The Wolf album, a tribute to the one and only Howlin' Wolf



Blues CDs New Releases - October 2014

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Jimi Hendrix Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Albert Collins Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

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



Robin Trower Profile

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Profile and discography of British blues-rock guitarist Robin Trower



Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (2013)

2016-12-07T11:10:14Z

Review of Buddy Guy's Rhythm & Blues album