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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.
Winners of the 2014 Blues Music Awards
2014 Blues Music Awards Nominees & Winners
12 Best Blues Albums for Beginners
List of the one dozen best blues albums for beginners
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.
All About Blues Rock Guitarist Joe Bonamassa
Profile and biography of blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa.
Blues Instruments
Definition of blues instruments, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
The Best Blues-Rock Albums Of The 1970s
List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1970s
The Best Blues-Rock Albums Of The 1960s
List of The Best Blues-Rock Albums of the 1960s.
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.
Early Blues Artists
Six Essential Blues Arts from the Early Blues Era, 1910-1950
10 Best Chicago Blues Songs
List of the greatest Chicago blues songs, classic songs from artists like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and others
Blues Styles: Chicago Blues
Definition of the Chicago blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Chicago blues style.
Six Essential Modern Blues Artists
Profiles of six essential modern blues artists, circa 1950-1980
Balling The Jack
Definition of balling the jack, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
The Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2013
Etta James' Greatest Hits
The Best Etta James Songs
The Best Blues Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Albums of 2013
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Live In Amsterdam...
Review of Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa's Live In Amsterdam album
Classic Female Blues Singers
Profiles of five classic early era female blues singers
Blues Styles: Country Blues
Definition of the Country blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Country blues style.
The Best Blues Albums of 2014
The Best Blues Albums of 2014
Blues Artists That Died In 2013
About.com Blues List of Blues Artists That Died In 2013
Buddy Guy Profile
Profile of legendary Chicago blues guitarist Buddy Guy, often cited by Eric Clapton as his favorite blues guitarist.
Blues Artist Birthdays
List of the dates of blues artists birthdays
Blues Music
Definition of, or meaning of terms used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
The Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2014
The Best Blues-Rock Albums of 2014
Instant Record Collection: Chicago Blues
Instant Record Collection: Ten essential Chicago blues albums that every blues music fan needs for their collection.
Woodstock 1969 Revisited
Where are they now? Blues-rock artists that performed at the Woodstock Festival, 1969.
Janis Joplin Profile
Profile and discography of blues-rock singer Janis Joplin
Peter Green Profile
Biography and Discography For British blues guitarist Peter Green
B.B. King Profile
Profile of blues guitar legend B.B. King, dynamic performer who has helped define blues music for over 50 years.
Roomful of Blues Profile
Profile of R&B influenced blues band Roomful of Blues, formed by noted blues guitarist Duke Robillard.
Born Under A Bad Sign: Bad Luck Blues Songs
Born Under A Bad Sign: ten blues songs about bad luck.
Albert King Profile
Profile and biography of influential blues guitarist Albert King including a select discography.
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
Rory Gallagher Album Buying Guide
A Guide to Blues-Rock Guitarist Rory Gallagher's Best Recordings
Jelly Roll (blues slang)
Definition of jelly roll, 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.
Bessie Smith Profile
Profile and biography of legendary female blues singer Bessie Smith.
Six Overlooked Blues-Rock Guitarists
Profiles of six overlooked blues-rock guitarists
Muddy Waters Profile
Profile of Chicago blues musician Muddy Waters, legendary singer, slide guitarist, and band leader.
The Roots of the Blues
Definition of the roots of the blues, including historical figures important to the evolution of the music.
Robert Johnson Profile
Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Robert Johnson, influential slide guitarist and blues music songwriter.
Blues Music Tour Dates
Blues music tour dates - concert dates for touring blues musicians.
Early Influential Blues-Rock Bands
Six essential early blues-rock bands that would influence a generation of artists to follow
Blind Lemon Jefferson Profile
Profile of Texas blues legend Blind Lemon Jefferson, friend of folk-blues giant Leadbelly and influential blues musician.
Essential Blues Slide Guitarists
Six essential blues slide guitarists that influenced a future generation of blues and blues-rock musicians.
2013 Blues Music Awards Winners and Nominees
List of 2012 Blues Music Awards Winners & Nominees
Essential Blues Harp Masters
'> Photo courtesy Price Grabber Whether you call it a harmonica, a mouth harp, or even by the antique
Big Bill Broonzy Profile
Profile of Chicago blues legend Big Bill Broonzy.
Humble Pie Profile
Profile & Discography for British Blues-Rock Band Humble Pie
Jimi Hendrix Profile
Profile and discography for legendary blues-rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix, the most ground-breaking guitarist in rock music history.
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
Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know
About.com Blues List of Six Essential Contemporary Blues Artists You Should Know
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.
Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - Texas...
Review of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Texas Hurricane box set
Blues Styles: Piedmont Blues
Definition of the Piedmont blues style, including musical characteristics and important artists performing in the Piedmont blues style.
T-Bone Walker Profile
Profile and biography of Texas blues guitarist T-Bone Walker, including recommended albums.
Johnny Winter Profile
Profile and discography for legendary Texas blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter
Blind Willie Johnson Profile
Profile of slide guitarist Blind Willie Johnson, influential gospel and blues artist of the 1920s.
Country Blues Artists
Profiles of six pioneering country blues artists.
Joe Bonamassa - An Acoustic Evening At The...
Review of Joe Bonamassa's An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House album
Lonnie Johnson Profile
Profile of influential blues and jazz guitarist Lonnie Johnson, whose impact can be heard in the blues music of B.B. King and T-Bone Walker as well as the jazz styles of Charlie Christian.
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.
Canned Heat
Definition of canned heat, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
The Best Blues Christmas Albums
The Best Blues Christmas Albums featuring B.B. King, Canned Heat, Alligator Records and others!
Sam Lightnin' Hopkins Profile
Profile of Texas blues music legend Sam Lightnin' Hopkins, an influential guitarist and country bluesman.
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Live In Amsterdam
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa Live In Amsterdam
Leadbelly Profile
Profile of folk-blues artist Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Leadbelly.
Living Blues Awards 2014 Winners
About.com Blues List of 2014 Living Blues Magazine Award Winners
John Lee Hooker Profile
John Lee Hooker profile: Born: August 22, 1917 in Clarksdale MS Died: June 21, 2001 in Los Altos CA John
Cuttin' Heads
Definition of cuttin' heads, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Howlin' Wolf Profile
Profile of blues legend Howlin' Wolf, the biggest and baddest artist in the history of the Chicago blues
Taj Mahal Profile
Profile of multi-instrumentalist blues artist Taj Mahal
Albert King - Born Under A Bad Sign (1967/2013)
Review of Albert King's Born Under A Bad Sign album
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.
The Best Blues Reissue Albums 2014
The Best Blues Reissue Albums of 2014
Sippie Wallace Profile
Profile and biography of classic female blues singer Sippie Wallace.
The Best Blues Reissue Albums of 2013
About.com Blues List of the Best Blues Reissue Albums 2013
Skip James Profile
Skip James - Rambling Man Born Nehemiah Curtis James near Bentonia, Mississippi, James' mother worked
Robin Trower Profile
Profile and discography of British blues-rock guitarist Robin Trower
Elmore James Profile
Profile of blues guitarist Elmore James, known as the King of the Slide Guitar.
Little Walter Profile
Profile of Chicago blues harp legend Little Walter.
Robert Palmer - Deep Blues book review
Review of Deep Blues by Robert Palmer, a classic cultural history of the Mississippi blues.
Barrelhouse
Definition of barrelhouse, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Charley Patton Profile
Profile of Delta blues legend Charley Patton, influential guitarist and performer from the earliest days of the Mississippi blues.
Jeff Beck Profile
Profile of guitarist Jeff Beck, former member of the Yardbirds and 2009 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Robert Johnson's Sweet Home Chicago
: Sweet Home Chicago: One of blues music's enduring standards, the song "Sweet Home Chicago" is nevertheless
Profile and Biography of Blues Singer Ma Rainey
Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ma Rainey.
Review of Dave Specter's Message In Blue album
Review of Dave Specter's Message In Blue album
Blind Boy Fuller Profile
Profile of Piedmont blues guitarist Blind Boy Fuller, a popular recording artist and performer and bold, expressive singer.
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood (1983/2013)
Review of Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble's Texas Flood album
Susan Tedeschi Profile
Profle and discography for blues guitarist Susan Tedeschi
Coco Montoya Profile
Profile and discography of blues-rock guitarist Coco Montoya
Robert "Barbecue Bob" Hicks Profile
Born: September 11, 1902 in Walnut Grove GA Died: October 21, 1931 in Lithonia GA Robert Hicks, a/k/a
Sharecropping
Definition of sharecropping, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Willy DeVille Profile
Biography and discography for blues singer Willy DeVille
Back Door Man
Definition of back door man, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
ZZ Top Profile
When the band returned to work in 1979 with Deguello , they were sporting a more polished sound that
Robert Lockwood Jr. Profile
Profile & discography for Delta bluesman Robert Lockwood Jr.
Tommy Johnson Profile
Profile of Mississippi Delta blues legend Tommy Johnson, obscure bluesman popularized by the hit movie O' Brother Where Art Thou?
Dave Specter Interview (2014)
Interview with Chicago Blues Guitarist Dave Specter
Randy Poe's Skydog: The Duane Allman Story
Book review of Randy Poe's Skydog: The Duane Allman Story, an in-depth look into the life and career of the legendary blues-rock guitarist.
Freddie King Profile
Profile and discography of Freddie King, an influential and innovative blues guitarist.
Ida Cox Profile
Profile and biography of popular female blues singer Ida Cox.
Son House Profile
Profile of Delta blues legend Son House, influential guitarist and performer and running partner of Charley Patton
Dust My Broom
Definition of dust my broom, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Lone Star Shoot-out: The Best of the Texas...
About.com Blues List of the Six Best Texas Blues Artists
Otis Spann Profile
Profile & discography of Chicago blues pianist Otis Spann
House Party
Definition of house party, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Eric Clapton & Cream Profile
Profile of influential British blues-rock legends Cream, featuring Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker.
2014 Blues Blast Music Awards
Winners and Nominees of the 2014 Blues Blast Music Awards
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.
John Mayall - A Special Life (2014)
Review of John Mayall's A Special Life album
John Mayall Profile
Profile of British blues-rock legend John Mayall
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.
Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin Profile
Profile of British blues-rock guitarist Jimmy Page of the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin.
Paul Butterfield Profile
Profile and discography for Chicago blues legend and influential harp player Paul Butterfield
Big Walter Horton Profile
Profile and discography of Chicago blues harpist Big Walter Horton, an unsung hero of the Chicago blues scene of the 1950s.
Rolling Stones Profile
Profile of British blues-rock legends the Rolling Stones.
Boogie-Woogie
Definition of boogie-woogie, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Derek Trucks Profile
Profile and discography for blues guitarist Derek Trucks
The Allman Brothers Band Profile
Profile and discography of the Allman Brothers Band
Beale Street Memphis
Definition of Beale Street Memphis, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Johnny Winter - The Johnny Winter Anthology...
Review of Johnny Winter's The Johnny Winter Anthology album, a two-disc retrospective that captures the best of the blues-rock guitar legend's '70s recordings, with a smattering of great material from the 1980s and '90s.
Gov't Mule Profile
Profile and discography for blues-rock band Govt Mule with guitarist Warren Haynes
Nick Moss Profile
Profile and discography of Chicago bluesman Nick Moss
Alexis Korner Profile
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.
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.
Blues News Update: Muddy Waters' House, Ben...
Blues News Update: Muddy Waters' House, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
Big Mama Thornton - With the Muddy Waters Blues...
Album review of With The Muddy Waters Blues Band 1966 by Big Mama Thornton, performing with Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, and James Cotton.
Sonny Boy Williamson Profile
Profile of blues harp Legend Sonny Boy Williamson, Mississippi Delta bluesman and Chess Records recording artist.
Joe Bonamassa - Different Shades of Blue (2014)
Review of Joe Bonamassa's Different Shades of Blue album
Charlie Musselwhite - Juke Joint Chapel (2013)
Review of Charlie Musselwhite's Juke Joint Chapel album
Blues-Rock Guitarists
Profiles of five influential blues-rock guitarists that helped define the genre and influence a generation of musicians to follow.
Johnny Winter - Step Back (2014)
Review of Johnny Winter's Step Back album
Alan Wilson - The Blind Owl (2013)
Review of Canned Heat founder Alan Wilson's The Blind Owl album
Birmingham, Alabama
Definition of Birmingham, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Wang Dang Doodle
Definition of wang dang doodle, a term used in blues music and blues music-related subjects.
Charlie Musselwhite Profile
Profile of blues harp player Charlie Musselwhite, legendary Chicago blues musician and in-demand session player.
Fleetwood Mac Profile
Profile of British blues-rock band Fleetwood Mac, formed by John Mayall's Bluesbreakers alumnus Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood in 1967.
Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley - The...
CD review of The Super Super Blues Band album Featuring Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley
Robert Cray Profile
Profile & discography for blues guitarist Robert Cray
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
Ram John Holder - Black London Blues/Bootleg...
Review of Ram John Holder's Black London Blues & Bootleg Blues albums
Stevie Ray Vaughan Profile
Profile of influential Texas blues-rock guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Bukka White Profile
Profile and biography of popular country bluesman Booker T. 'Bukka' Washington White.
Otis Rush Profile
Profile and discography of Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, one of the progenitors of the West Side blues style.
Dr. John the Night Tripper Profile
Profile & discography for New Orleans bluesman Dr. John a/k/a Mac Rebennack
Dave Allen Profile
Profile and discography for Texas blues guitarist Dave Allen

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