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J.B. Lenoir


J.B. Lenoir probably picked up his solid boogie woogie influence in New Orleans, where he spent some time performing before he settled into Chicago's blues scene during the fifties and sixties. Lenoir had one of the most beautiful voices in postwar blues, and on his recordings his musicians gave him sparse, skeletal accompaniment, which framed his vocals perfectly. He was certainly one of the most original sounding of the blues singers. While in New Orleans he played with blues greats Sonny Boy Williamson II and Elmore James. Once Lenoir made it to Chicago, Big Bill Broonzy helped introduce him to the local blues community, and he became an important part of the city's blues scene. He was a talented songwriter and bluesman with an obvious political awareness


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Henry Kaiser & Rome Yamilov and Bernard Allison: Blues Changes

Read "Henry Kaiser & Rome Yamilov and Bernard Allison: Blues Changes" reviewed by Doug Collette

Is blues music the most mutable of all musical forms? It's a question worth asking when taking into account the expanse of styles within the genre that stretch all the way from the skeletal acoustic likes of Son House and Reverend Gary Davis to the earthshaking electric onslaughts of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Henry ...


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The State of Woodstock 40 Years Later: Janis Joplin and Johnny Winter

Read "The State of Woodstock 40 Years Later: Janis Joplin and Johnny Winter" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Rock music ascended into heaven the minute guitarist Jimi Hendrix left the stage on Max Yasgur's farm, Monday morning, August 18, 1969. The Woodstock Music and Art Fair was a cultural hinge between the soulful, struggling 1960s and the sinful, superfluous 1970s. The release of The Woodstock Experience commercially mirrors this hinge. The box contains two-CD ...


Vietnam Blues

Label: Evidence Music
Released: 1995


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