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“Might Be Your Man” . . . : “One Way Out” – A Comparative Study In Blues

My cable provider has a section of channels called Music Choice which are basically a bunch of audio music channels with each channel dedicated to a specific music genre/style. I sometimes put it on as background while I am working.

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Posted in Blues, Classic Rock, Music Appreciation and Analysis

“Blues for New Orleans” . . . : Duke Ellington, the New York Public Library and Me

So here I am, fourteen years old and just starting to get into jazz beyond the contemporary bands of the day. I wanted to go deeper but the the number of records one can buy on a fourteen year old’s

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“So You Wanna Play The Blues . .” : Cool Blues Guitar Instructional Videos Part III

Continuing my little mini series on instructional blues guitar videos, I want to call to your attention a cool website called Learning Guitar Now w/ John W. Tuggle (http://www.learningguitarnow.com/). The site has dozens of free instructional videos on blues guitar.

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“So You Wanna Play The Blues . .” : Cool Blues Guitar Instructional Videos Part II – The Hendrix Edition

With September 18th marking the 46th anniversary of his accidental and tragic death, it seems like a a good time to mention Jimi Hendrix.  In addition Legacy Recordings has announced the release of the complete first set ever played by

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“So You Wanna Play The Blues . .” : Cool Blues Guitar Instructional Videos Part I

Confession time. I don’t think I’m a particularly good straight blues guitarist. I’m o.k. but my style is more Grant Green than B.B. King. But I love B.B. and all the other Kings. I grew up listening and learning from

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“You Got The Silver. .” : Great Keith Richards Quotes On Music

“I mean, give me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string, I wouldn’t get bored anywhere.” “I firmly believe if you want to be a guitar player, you better start on acoustic and then graduate

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“Let Me Play The Blues For You”: The Guitar Genius Of B.B. King (1925 – 2015)

After dealing with various health issues during the past few years, the legendary B.B. King passed away last night at his home in Las Vegas. He was 89. I was lucky enough to have seen B.B. King live numerous times.

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