Post Tagged with: "Blues Hall of Fame"

Ben Harper, with Charlie Musselwhite – Get Up! (2013)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idpYuJeAi0U&w=420&h=315] Big names don’t delve in “small” productions that often, which is reason alone why this collaboration between Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite is a happy occasion.

Billy Boy Arnold, Matt 'Guitar' Murphy, Doc Pomus and Allen Toussaint to be inducted into Blues Hall of Fame tonight

Billy Boy Arnold, Mike Bloomfield, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Doc Pomus and Allen Toussaint lead the 2012 class of the Blues Hall of Fame, to be inducted tonight

Pinetop Perkins (1913-2011): An Appreciation

Pinetop Perkins, a rollicking piano player who performed with bluesman Muddy Waters for more than a decade, has passed at 97. Perkins, born in Honey Island near the Delta town of Belzoni, Mississippi, died on Monday at his home in Austin, Texas, reportedly after suffering cardiac arrest.

Something Else! Reviews on the 2011 Blues Hall of Fame honorees

Something Else! Reviews on the 2011 Blues Hall of Fame honorees

by Something Else! Reviews Robert Cray tops this year’s class of inductees into the Blues Hall of Fame. He’s joined by acoustic bluesman John Hammond; soul-blues belter Denise LaSalle, 1950s singing star Big Maybelle, and singer/songwriters Alberta Hunter and J.B. Lenoir. Also to be recognized: Vivian Carter and Jimmy Bracken (the “Vee” and “Jay” in Vee-Jay Records), noted African-American educatorRead More

Something Else! Reviews on the 2009 Blues Hall of Fame honorees

Something Else! Reviews on the 2009 Blues Hall of Fame honorees

by Nick Deriso The Blues Foundation announced its 2009 inductees for the Blues Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Lucky us. We already love ’em: Multiple Grammy Award-winner Taj Mahal; Irma Thomas, the “Soul Queen of New Orleans”; as well as late Chicago bluesman Son Seals and the Reverend Gary Davis. Several singles or album tracks are also set to beRead More

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