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Guitar Slim

New Orleans bluesman Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones) exerted an enormous influence on many modern guitarists to follow. A brilliant and underrated guitarist, Slim was also the consummate showman. He dyed his hair to match the color of his suits and used a 100-foot+ guitar cord to wander off stage into the parking lot during gigs. He lived in the fast lane and he played loudly! His 1954 hit, “ThingsThat I Used to Do,” is a timeless and important blues classic, reached the top of the R&B charts. It featured another blues legend, Ray Charles who arranged the gospel-tinged track and played piano. Guitar Slim was born Eddie Jones in Greenwood, Mississippi on December 10, 1926

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Buddy Guy At the Paramount

Read "Buddy Guy At the Paramount" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Buddy Guy The Paramount Huntington, NY June 11, 2014 On a pleasant Wednesday evening in early June, following a bluesy and soulful acoustic set by opening act Matt Anderson, six time Grammy Award winner and Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame member Buddy Guy brought his unique brand of Chicago Blues ...

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Simi Valley Cajun-Blues Festival 2014 Announces Headliners

Simi Valley Cajun-Blues Festival 2014 Announces Headliners

The 25th annual Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival will rock once again at Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25, at Rancho Santa Susanna Community Park, 5005 Los Angeles Ave., in Simi Valley. The event features two full stages for each of its musical genres. Music will proceed non-stop each day from 12 noon until 7:30 p.m. ...

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Texas Eastside Kings: Texas Eastside Kings

Read "Texas Eastside Kings: Texas Eastside Kings" reviewed by Josep Pedro

Texas Eastside KingsTexas Eastside KingsDialtone2012 Texas Eastside Kings features a fine constellation of blues and jazz musicians from different generations, that offer an accomplished, heartfelt sound collage of East Austin's cultural legacy. The collective character of the record is double; on one hand, the music is played out ...

Sufferin' Mind

Label: Specialty
Released: 1991


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