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The Best Blues Albums of 2014
The Best Blues Albums of 2014
The Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2014
The Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2014
Winners of the 2014 Blues Music Awards
2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees & Winners
Ten Early Blues Artists
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.
All About Blues Rock Guitarist Joe Bonamassa
Profile and biography of blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa.
It's A Blues Christmas!
The Best Blues Christmas Albums featuring B.B. King, Canned Heat, Alligator Records and others!
The Best Blues Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Albums of 2013
The Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2013
The Best Blues Reissue Albums 2014
The Best Blues Reissue Albums of 2014
12 Best Blues Albums for Beginners
List of the one dozen best blues albums for beginners
10 Best Chicago Blues Songs
List of the greatest Chicago blues songs, classic songs from artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and others
Blues CDs New Releases - November/December 2014
New Blues CD releases for November and December 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
6 Bands That Brought the Blues to Rock
Profiles of the six heaviest blues-rock bands, those that brought thunder & lightning to their blues-rock sound and thus created the genre known as heavy metal.
Blues Artists That Died In 2013
About.com Blues List of Blues Artists That Died In 2013
Janiva Magness CD Preview
Janiva Magness CD Preview. Blues.
How do 'Delta Blues' Differ From Other Styles?
Definition of the Mississippi Delta blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Mississippi Delta blues style.
The Best Blues Reissue Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Reissue Albums 2013
Walter Trout Status Update
Walter Trout Status Update. Blues.
Weekly Blues Music Report: All My Friends Debuts
Weekly Blues Music Report: All My Friends Debuts
Nighthawks CD Preview & Tour Dates
Nighthawks CD Preview & Tour Dates
The Best Blues-Rock Albums Of The 1970s
List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1970s
Ronnie Earl CD Preview
Ronnie Earl CD Preview. Blues.
Early Blues Artists
Six Essential Blues Arts from the Early Blues Era, 1910-1950
The Best Blues-Rock Albums Of The 1960s
List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1960s.
Six Essential Modern Blues Artists
Profiles of six essential modern blues artists, circa 1950-1980
Blues Styles: Chicago Blues
Definition of the Chicago blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Chicago blues style.
Blues Harpist Pat Ramsey, R.I.P.
Obituary for blues harpist Pat Ramsey of the beloved Florida blues-rock band Pat Ramsey & the Blues Disciples.
2013 Blues Music Awards Winners and Nominees
List of 2012 Blues Music Awards Winners & Nominees
Blues Instruments
Definition of blues instruments, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
The Devil's Music
An overview of popular blues songs associated with the devil by artists like Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Brownie McGhee and others.
Balling The Jack
Definition of balling the jack, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Etta James' Greatest Hits
The Best Etta James Songs
Blues Styles: Country Blues
Definition of the Country blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Country blues style.
Charley Patton Profile
Profile of Delta blues legend Charley Patton, influential guitarist and performer from the earliest days of the Mississippi blues.
The Roots of the Blues
Definition of the roots of the blues, including historical figures important to the evolution of the music.
Johnny Winter Profile
Profile and discography for legendary Texas blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter
Big Bill Broonzy Profile
Profile of Chicago blues legend Big Bill Broonzy.
Buddy Guy Profile
Profile of legendary Chicago blues guitarist Buddy Guy, often cited by Eric Clapton as his favorite blues guitarist.
Bobby Rush Profile
Profile of folk-funk bluesman Bobby Rush, whose unique blend of soul, blues, and funk music has made the artist a popular live performer.
Rory Gallagher Album Buying Guide
A Guide to Blues-Rock Guitarist Rory Gallagher's Best Recordings
Classic Female Blues Singers
Profiles of five classic early era female blues singers
Sharecropping
Definition of sharecropping, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Blues CDs New Releases - October 2014
New Blues CD releases for October 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
Blues Music
Definition of, or meaning of terms used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Bessie Smith Profile
Profile and biography of legendary female blues singer Bessie Smith.
Blues Music Tour Dates
Blues music tour dates - concert dates for touring blues musicians.
Weekly Blues Music Report: Tommy Castro Debuts!
Weekly Blues Music Report: Tommy Castro Debuts!
Maples Blues Awards 2014
About.com List of Maples Blues Awards 2014 Winners & Nominees
Freddie King - The Complete King Federal...
Review of Freddie King's The Complete King Federal Singles album
Woodstock 1969 Revisited
Where are they now? Blues-rock artists that performed at the Woodstock Festival, 1969.
Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know
About.com Blues List of Six Essential Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know
Instant Record Collection: Chicago Blues
Instant Record Collection: Ten essential Chicago blues albums that every blues music fan needs for their collection.
Muddy Waters Profile
Profile of Chicago blues musician Muddy Waters, legendary singer, slide guitarist, and band leader.
Robert Johnson Profile
Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Robert Johnson, influential slide guitarist and blues music songwriter.
Blues Artist Birthdays
List of the dates of blues artists birthdays
Walter Trout Profile
Profile and discography of blues-rock guitarist Walter Trout
Jimi Hendrix Profile
Profile and discography for legendary blues-rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, the most ground-breaking guitarist in rock music history.
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Live In Amsterdam...
Review of Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa's Live In Amsterdam album
Blues CDs New Releases - September 2014
New Blues CD releases for September 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
Joe Bonamassa - An Acoustic Evening At The...
Review of Joe Bonamassa's An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House album
Born Under A Bad Sign: Bad Luck Blues Songs
Born Under A Bad Sign: ten blues songs about bad luck.
T-Bone Walker Profile
Profile and biography of Texas blues guitarist T-Bone Walker, including recommended albums.
Six Overlooked Blues-Rock Guitarists
Profiles of six overlooked blues-rock guitarists
Albert King Profile
Profile and biography of influential blues guitarist Albert King including a select discography.
Blues Styles: Piedmont Blues
Definition of the Piedmont blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Piedmont blues style.
B.B. King Profile
Profile of blues guitar legend B.B. King, dynamic performer who has helped define blues music for over 50 years.
Blues Christmas Gift Guide
Christmas Gift Guide 2010 for the Blues music fan
Skip James Profile
Skip James - Rambling Man Born Nehemiah Curtis James near Bentonia, Mississippi, James' mother worked
Jeff Beck Profile
Profile of guitarist Jeff Beck, former member of the Yardbirds and 2009 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Blind Lemon Jefferson Profile
Profile of Texas blues legend Blind Lemon Jefferson, friend of folk-blues giant Leadbelly and influential blues musician.
Duke Robillard Profile
Profile of blues musician Duke Robillard, founding member of Roomful of Blues and noted blues and jazz guitarist.
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas...
Review of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Hurricane box set
Early Influential Blues-Rock Bands
Six essential early blues-rock bands that would influence a generation of artists to follow
Blind Willie Johnson Profile
Profile of slide guitarist Blind Willie Johnson, influential gospel and blues artist of the 1920s.
International Blues Challenge 2014 Winners
International Blues Challenge 2014 Winners
Various Artists - Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz...
Review of the Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972 album featuring performances by Koko Taylor, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and other blues greats
Son House Profile
Profile of Delta blues legend Son House, influential guitarist and performer and running partner of Charley Patton
The Allman Brothers Band Profile
Profile and discography of the Allman Brothers Band
Albert Collins Profile
Profile of Texas blues guitarist Albert Collins, better known as the Ice Man for his chilly, fluid six-string style.
Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades of Blue (2014)
Review of Joe Bonamassa's Different Shades of Blue album
Susan Tedeschi Profile
Profle and discography for blues guitarist Susan Tedeschi
Tedeschi Trucks Band Profile
Profile & Discography of the Tedeschi Trucks Band
John Mayall - Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton...
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.
Weekly Blues Music Report: Beth Hart & Joe...
Weekly Blues Music Report: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Liven Up The Chart!
Paul Rodgers - The Royal Sessions (2014)
Review of Paul Rodgers' The Royal Sessions album
Brownie McGhee Profile
Profile of Piedmont bluesman Brownie McGhee, a folk-blues legend and a talented guitarist that is best known for his work with blues harpist Sonny Terry.
Essential Blues Slide Guitarists
Six essential blues slide guitarists that influenced a future generation of blues and blues-rock musicians.
Sam Lightnin' Hopkins Profile
Profile of Texas blues music legend Sam Lightnin' Hopkins, an influential guitarist and country bluesman.
Profile and Biography of Blues Singer Ma Rainey
Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ma Rainey.
Tommy Johnson Profile
Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Tommy Johnson, obscure bluesman popularized by the hit movie O' Brother Where Art Thou?
Weekly Blues Music Report: Dana Fuchs Visits...
Weekly Blues Music Report: Dana Fuchs Visits Bliss Avenue
Blues CDs New Releases - August 2014
New Blues CD releases for August 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
Gary Moore Profile
Profile & discography for blues-rock guitarist Gary Moore
Buddy Guy - Rhythm & Blues (2013)
Review of Buddy Guy's Rhythm & Blues album
Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign (1967/2013)
Review of Albert King's Born Under A Bad Sign album
Freddie King Profile
Profile and discography of Freddie King, an influential and innovative blues guitarist.
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Reunion...
Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Reunion Weekend
Blind Boy Fuller Profile
Profile of Piedmont blues guitarist Blind Boy Fuller, a popular recording artist and performer and bold, expressive singer.
Eric Clapton Profile
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.
Paul Butterfield Profile
Profile and discography for Chicago blues legend and influential harp player Paul Butterfield
Little Walter Profile
Profile of Chicago blues harp legend Little Walter.
2014 Blues Music Award Winners
2014 Blues Music Award Winners
Sonny Boy Williamson Profile
Profile of blues harp Legend Sonny Boy Williamson, Mississippi Delta bluesman and Chess Records recording artist.
Otis Spann Profile
Profile & discography of Chicago blues pianist Otis Spann
MonkeyJunk CD Preview
MonkeyJunk CD Preview. Blues.
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Profile
Profile of Texas blues legend Clarence Gatemouth Brown, talented guitarist and influential roots musician that mixed electric blues music with elements of country, jazz, and Cajun sounds.
The Southern Soul Assembly Tour
The Southern Soul Assembly Tour. Blues.
Derek Trucks Profile
Profile and discography for blues guitarist Derek Trucks
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind (2013)
Review of Tedeschi Trucks Band's Made Up Mind album
Taste Profile
Profile of Irish blues-rock band Taste, featuring guitarist Rory Gallagher, called back for seven encores at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.
Canned Heat
Definition of canned heat, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Ida Cox Profile
Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ida Cox.
Jack Bruce & Robin Trower - Seven Moons Live...
CD review of Jack Bruce & Robin Trower's Seven Moons Live album
Joe Bonamassa’s Tour De Force London CD...
Joe Bonamassa’s Tour De Force London CD Release
2014 Blues Blast Music Awards
Winners and Nominees of the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards
Omar Dykes - Runnin' With The Wolf (2013)
Review of Omar Dykes' Runnin' With The Wolf album, a tribute to the one and only Howlin' Wolf
Rory Gallagher Profile
Profile of Irish blues-rock guitarist Rory Gallagher, a prolific recording artist and tireless performer.
Blues CDs New Releases - July 2014
New Blues CD releases for July 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Expert
Essential Blues Harp Masters
'> Photo courtesy Price Grabber Whether you call it a harmonica, a mouth harp, or even by the antique
Give Kid Ramos A Hand!
Give Kid Ramos A Hand! Blues.
Tommy Castro and the Painkillers - The Devil...
Review of Tommy Castro and the Painkiller's The Devil You Know album
George Thorogood - George Thorogood and the...
Review of George Thorogood's George Thorogood and the Destroyers and Move It On Over albums
Cephas & Wiggins Profile
Profile of Piedmont blues duo John Cephas & Phil Wiggins
Blues CDs New Releases - February 2014
New Blues CD releases for February 2014, compiled by the Rev. Keith A. Gordon, your About.com Blues Guide
Blues Music Report: Too Slim In The Top Ten!
Blues Music Report: Too Slim In The Top Ten!
Country Blues Artists
Profiles of six pioneering country blues artists.
Etta James Profile
Profile of rhythm & blues legend Etta James, a phenomenal singer capable of mixing blues, soul, rock, and jazz styles into a single powerful performance.
Peter Green Profile
Biography and Discography For British blues guitarist Peter Green
Michael Bloomfield Profile
Profile and discography of Chicago blues guitarist Michael Bloomfield
Janis Joplin Profile
Profile and discography of blues-rock singer Janis Joplin
Alan Wilson - The Blind Owl (2013)
Review of Canned Heat founder Alan Wilson's The Blind Owl album
Johny Winter - True To The Blues: The Johnny...
Review of blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter's True To The Blues box set
Duane Allman - An Anthology (1972)
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.
Bobby "Blue" Bland Profile
Profile and Discography for blues and soul singer Bobby Blue Bland
Anders Osborne - Peace (2013)
Review of Anders Osborne's Peace Album
John Lee Hooker Profile
John Lee Hooker profile: Born: August 22, 1917 in Clarksdale MS Died: June 21, 2001 in Los Altos CA John
Junior Wells Profile
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.
International Blues Challenge 2013 Winners
International Blues Challenge 2013 Winners
Gary Clark Jr. - Live (2014)
Review of Gary Clark Jr.'s Live album
Taj Mahal Profile
Profile of multi-instrumentalist blues artist Taj Mahal
Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair & Dr. John...
Irma Thomas, Professor Longhair & Dr. John Get Real Gone!
Q5: Omar Kent Dykes Talks About Runnin' With...
Q5: Omar Kent Dykes Talks About Runnin' With The Wolf
Nick Moss Profile
Profile and discography of Chicago bluesman Nick Moss
Howlin' Wolf Profile
Profile of blues legend Howlin' Wolf, the biggest and baddest artist in the history of the Chicago blues
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Common Ground (2014)
Review of Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin's Common Ground album
John Campbell Profile
Profile & discography for blues guitarist John Campbell
Rolling Stones Gear: Book Review & Author...
Rolling Stones Gear: Book Review & Author Interview
Tampa Red Profile
Tampa Red Profile: Born: January 8, 1904 in Smithville GA Died: March 19, 1981 in Chicago IL Six-string
Eric Clapton & Cream Profile
Profile of influential British blues-rock legends Cream, featuring Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker.
Dust My Broom
Definition of dust my broom, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
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