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Robert Johnson…remembering the King of the Delta Blues

Today we remember the King of the Delta Blues… Robert Johnson, (May 8, 1911 – Aug. 16, 1938) whose influence has been felt all over the blues and rock & roll world. On the album Me And Mr. Johnson, Eric Clapton pays tribute to Robert Johnson, reknown as the most mythic figure of the blues era, and covers 14 of the […]

Bob Brozman 1954 – 2013

I recently made a bitter sweet discovery…the amazing talent, music, wit and humor of Bob Brozman. It’s sweet because Bob played so many different styles of music as a blues guitarist, so his music is a wonderful mix of global styles and textures that have been touched by cultures from all over the world. In […]

Eric Clapton’s New Album Old Sock Available March 12th

Eric Clapton is releasing his 21st studio album next week, titled Old Sock, which features two new original songs “Every Little Thing” and “Gotta Get Over.” Old Sock was produced by Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley and Simon Climie.  The new album is a collection of some of Slowhand’s favorite songs, presenting a wide range […]

Etta James 1938 – 2012

RIP Etta James, Matriarch of the Blues… Etta James performing the classics… “I Just Want To Make Love To You” & “Born To Be Wild”  (From the DVD ‘Burnin’ Down The House‘) Tweet

Hubert Sumlin 1931 – 2011

Blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin passed away yesterday, on December 4th, from heart failure.  He just celebrated his 80th birthday on November 16th.  Sumlin is best known as the guitarist for Howlin’ Wolf, who he performed with from 1953 until 1976. In 1970, Howlin’ Wolf and Hubert Sumlin jammed with Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ian Stewart, […]