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Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:13:52 +0000

 



12 Best Blues Albums for Beginners

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List of the one dozen best blues albums for beginners



Ten Great Early Blues Artists

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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.



Instant Record Collection: Ten Chicago Blues...

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Early Blues Artists

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



How do 'Delta Blues' Differ From Other Styles?

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Blues Styles: Country Blues

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



6 Bands That Brought the Blues to Rock

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



10 Best Chicago Blues Songs

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Six Essential Modern Blues Artists

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



All About Blues Rock Guitarist Joe Bonamassa

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile and biography of blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa.



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

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



The Reverend's Favorite Blues-Rock Artists

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The Rev. Gordon's favorite blues-rock artists



Classic Female Blues Singers

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Profiles of five classic early era female blues singers



Definition and Examples of Blues Instruments

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



A Guide to Rory Gallagher's Best Recordings

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Blues Styles: Chicago Blues

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Profile and Biography of Blues Singer Ma Rainey

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ma Rainey.



Country Blues Artists

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profiles of six pioneering country blues artists.



Blues-Rock Artists Performing at Woodstock 1969

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



Jimmy Vaughan Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile and discography for blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughan



The Best Blues Christmas Albums

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Profile and Biography of Blues Guitarist Albert...

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



The Allman Brothers Band Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile and discography of the Allman Brothers Band



The Devil's Music

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Essential Blues Slide Guitarists

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Winners of the 2014 Blues Music Awards

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees & Winners



Etta James' Greatest Hits

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

The Best Etta James Songs



Tommy Johnson Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Coco Montoya Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile and discography of blues-rock guitarist Coco Montoya



T-Bone Walker Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



All About Blues Legend B.B. KIng

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



List of the Dates of Blues Artists' Birthdays

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

List of the dates of blues artists birthdays



Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Kenny Wayne Shepherd Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile and Discography of blues-rock guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd



2013 Blues Music Awards Winners and Nominees

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

List of 2012 Blues Music Awards Winners & Nominees



The Best Blues Albums of 2013

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Bessie Smith Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile and biography of legendary female blues singer Bessie Smith.



Born Under A Bad Sign: Bad Luck Blues Songs

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Freddie King Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Six of the Best, Overlooked Blues-Rock Guitarists

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profiles of six overlooked blues-rock guitarists



The Best Blues Albums of 2014

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The Best Blues Albums of 2014



Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground (2014)

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Early Influential Blues-Rock Bands

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



The Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2014

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

The Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2014



Blind Lemon Jefferson Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



The Best Blues Reissue Albums 2014

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The Best Blues Reissue Albums of 2014



Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Live In Amsterdam...

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



John Mayall Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile of British blues-rock legend John Mayall



Various Artists - Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz...

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Janis Joplin Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile and discography of blues-rock singer Janis Joplin



The Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2013

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Essential Blues Harp Masters

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

'> Photo courtesy Price Grabber Whether you call it a harmonica, a mouth harp, or even by the antique



Blues Styles: Piedmont Blues

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



The Yardbirds Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile of British blues-rock band the Yardbirds, featuring Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page, three guitarists that would influence the future of rock music and launch the Yardbirds to international stardom.



Blues CDs New Releases - August 2014

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



Blues Bites - September 2014

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Definition and Examples of Balling The Jack

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Robert Johnson Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Tommy Castro and the Painkillers - The Devil...

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Shemekia Copeland Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Biography and discography for Blues Singer Shemekia Copeland



Skip James Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Blues Harpist Magic Dick - Interview

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



John Mayall - Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton...

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Album review of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton, a groundbreaking British blues album that popularized American blues music with young British rock fans.



Son House Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Peter Green Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Biography and Discography For British blues guitarist Peter Green



Muddy Waters Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Blues Artists That Died In 2013

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Jimi Hendrix Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades of Blue (2014)

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Review of Joe Bonamassa's Different Shades of Blue album



Sippie Wallace Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile and biography of classic female blues singer Sippie Wallace.



Blues CDs New Releases - November/December 2014

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas...

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Review of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Hurricane box set



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

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Susan Tedeschi Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profle and discography for blues guitarist Susan Tedeschi



Stevie Ray Vaughan Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Charley Patton Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Bobby "Blue" Bland Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile and Discography for blues and soul singer Bobby Blue Bland



Blues CDs New Releases - January 2014

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Buddy Guy Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile of legendary Chicago blues guitarist Buddy Guy, often cited by Eric Clapton as his favorite blues guitarist.



Johnny Winter - Step Back (2014)

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Review of Johnny Winter's Step Back album



Rolling Stones Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile of British blues-rock legends the Rolling Stones.



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

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



The Roots of the Blues

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Charlie Musselwhite Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



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

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Big Walter Horton Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile and discography of Chicago blues harpist Big Walter Horton, an unsung hero of the Chicago blues scene of the 1950s.



Savoy Brown Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile & Discography of Savoy Brown with Kim Simmonds



Taste Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile of Irish blues-rock band Taste, featuring guitarist Rory Gallagher, called back for seven encores at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.



Johnny Winter's True To The Blues Box Set Review

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Blues Books For Beginners

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

The long and storied history of the blues can be confusing for those listeners who are just beginning



Otis Spann Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile & discography of Chicago blues pianist Otis Spann



Al Wilson of Canned Heat Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Profile and discography for Canned Heat's Al 'Blind Owl' Wilson, an underrated blues-rock guitarist and harmonica player



Interview with Blues-Rock Guitarist Dave Perkins

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

Interview with blues-rock guitarist Dave Perkins



Duane Allman - An Anthology (1972)

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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 Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



John Lee Hooker Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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



Etta James Profile

2016-09-28T11:13:52Z

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