The Genesis of Robert Johnson
It was on the 8th of May, one hundred and three years ago, that Robert Johnson, the most essential and mysterious bluesman of all time was born to Julia Major Dodds and Noah Johnson in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Already a skilled harpist in his teens, it was with the guitar that Johnson’s true musical desire was focused upon, and where his destiny awaited. He would sit in with older blues musicians such as Charley Patton, Willie Brown, and Son House as often as possible and try his…
All Aboard The Blues And Gospel Train!
On the 7th of May, 1964, a one of a kind concert, billed as The Blues and Gospel Train, was held for a small audience in the southern Manchester suburb of Whalley Range. Organized by Granada TV producer Johnnie Hamp, the truly unique concert was an offshoot of The Blues and Gospel Tour, which was touring Europe for its second year running. Some two hundred fortunate souls boarded a train at Manchester’s Central Station which took them to the abandoned Wilbraham Road station, made over to appear as if it belonged in the heart of the American South. As the audience took their seats, they were greeted by the thundering of…
The Black Keys Rattle London
The Black Keys were immortalized by photographer Steve Moulin in London on the 30th of June, 2010, as they dripped sweat and thundered the raw, grungy blues-rock that has become synonymous with the duo since their birth nearly a decade earlier.
Freddie King Asks About Love
Freddie King gave a jaw-dropping performance of the Billy Myles-penned classic “Have You Ever Loved a Woman” in Los Angeles, circa 1970. King first recorded the song in 1961, which had a particular influence on Eric Clapton, who included it on Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs and regularly performs it to this day.
Meet The Mississippi Blues Child
Castro Cole, also known as Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child”, gave one hell of a electrifying performance at the 2014 International Blues Challenge, where the rising star won the top honors of Best Band and the Gibson Guitar Award.
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