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As Yardbirds regroup, their legend holds: ‘It’s very gratifying’

As Yardbirds regroup, their legend holds: ‘It’s very gratifying’

Even while Jim McCarty confirms future Yardbirds-related projects, a sense of gratitude for decades of great memories remains.

Jimmy Rushing, “Good Morning Blues” (1937): One Track Mind

Jimmy Rushing, “Good Morning Blues” (1937): One Track Mind

Sometimes, you’ve simply got to talk back to the blues. That’s what happened to Jimmy Rushing, appearing here with the Count Basie Orchestra.

Stevie Ray Vaughan became blues’ unlikely savior on way to Hall of Fame glory

Stevie Ray Vaughan became blues’ unlikely savior on way to Hall of Fame glory

By the 1980s, all of the guitar gods were gone, or otherwise occupied. Into this unlikeliest of scenarios stepped Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Steve Cropper on the 5 Royales’ lasting impact: ‘Deserved more credit than they ever got’

Steve Cropper on the 5 Royales’ lasting impact: ‘Deserved more credit than they ever got’

Steve Cropper has long advocated for the 5 Royales, newly announced recipients of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Early Influence Award.

Paul Butterfield’s blend of blues, psychedelia on ‘East-West’ sparked Hall of Fame nod

Paul Butterfield’s blend of blues, psychedelia on ‘East-West’ sparked Hall of Fame nod

‘East-West’ stands as a cornerstone for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s just-announced induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Joe Bonamassa, “Lonesome Christmas” (2014): One Track Mind

Joe Bonamassa, “Lonesome Christmas” (2014): One Track Mind

Tired of the same ol’ Christmas songs played the same way? Blues guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa’s got a Yuletide treat for you.

Lead Belly, “Been So Long [Bellevue Hospital Blues]” (2015): One Track Mind

Lead Belly, “Been So Long [Bellevue Hospital Blues]” (2015): One Track Mind

A previously unheard song from blues legend Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter finds him in an impish mood, even while losing a battle with ALS.

Steve Hunter – Tone Poems Live (2014)

Steve Hunter – Tone Poems Live (2014)

There’s a comfort level on Steve Hunter’s rangy, intimate ‘Tone Poems Live’ that brings out the best of a truly great player.

ZZ Top, “I Thank You” (1979): Thanksgiving One Track Mind

ZZ Top, “I Thank You” (1979): Thanksgiving One Track Mind

ZZ Top’s take on ‘I Thank You’ is driven by signature scruffy riffing, and a rhythm as hard and impenetrable as the West Texas ground.

Steve Earle, “You’re the Best Lover that I Ever Had” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Steve Earle, “You’re the Best Lover that I Ever Had” (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Steve Earle sounds like he was born to the blues, even if he’s just now turning his focus there.