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2011 Year In Review: Remembering Notable Deaths in Music

Here’s a look back in tribute to some of the notable figures in music who died in 2011, broken down by the month in which they passed.

Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (1936-2011): An Appreciation

Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, a former sideman with Muddy Waters who became a Grammy-winning performer in his own right, has died.

Something Else! Reviews on the 2011 Blues Music Awards winners

The 32nd annual Blues Museum Awards ceremony was held Thursday night at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Produced by the Memphis-based Blues Foundation, the event belonged to Buddy Guy.

Bob Margolin on Muddy Waters’ “Mannish Boy,” “Blues for Bartenders,” others: Gimme Five

Bob Margolin on Muddy Waters’ “Mannish Boy,” “Blues for Bartenders,” others: Gimme Five

Bob Margolin discusses his role in Muddy Waters’ final sessions, takes on an early side from Chuck Berry, and then disagrees on one of our favorite solo deep cuts.

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 Grammy winners

Something Else! Reviews on the 2011 Grammy winners

Checking in with our thoughts on a few of tonight’s winners from the 2011 Grammy Awards, including the Black Keys — the top-rated Something Else! Reviews record from last year — as well as Buddy Guy, Neil Young, Stanley Clarke, Paul McCartney and Mavis Staples, among others. Click through the album titles for more … THE BLACK KEYS, BROTHERS (winnerRead More

One Track Mind: Pinetop Perkins, with Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, "Grinding Man" (2010)

One Track Mind: Pinetop Perkins, with Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, "Grinding Man" (2010)

by Nick DeRiso With “Grinding Man,” a rollicking rapscallion highlight from his Grammy nominated album with Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, we get a winking glimpse into how 97-year-old Pinetop Perkins has kept himself going all these years.

Muddy Waters – Hoochie Coochie Man (1977)

Muddy Waters – Hoochie Coochie Man (1977)

NICK DERISO: Recorded live at Montreal’s Rising Sun Club in January 1977, and later reissued by Just a Memory Records in ’99, “Hoochie Coochie Man” stands as one of the last testaments to the Gospel of Muddy. He was the bridge between country and city cool, an urban griot with Mississippi Delta dust on his boots. Along the way, WatersRead More

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