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Jimmy Rogers has long been considered one of the most important and influential figures on the American blues scene. He co-founded and developed the Chicago blues sound with his former band mate Muddy Waters - together they pioneered the sound that became known as "Chicago Blues" between 1947 and 1954. Jimmy Rogers was the guitarist around which the Muddy Waters band turned. His rhythmically acute guitar progressions lent direction and diversity to Muddy’s emotive singing and playing. As second guitarist in the Muddy Waters band of the '50s, Rogers forged the classic ensemble sound that came to be standard for all post-war Chicago blues bands

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Muddy Waters 100: Muddy Waters 100

Read "Muddy Waters 100" reviewed by James Nadal

When a local guitarist and blues singer in Clarksdale, Mississippi named McKinley Morganfield made his first field recording at the Stovall plantation, on August 31, 1941, he had no idea where this music would take him. By the time he plugged his guitar into an amplifier on Chicago's Southside in 1943, he had become Muddy Waters, ...

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John Mayall at the YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts

Read "John Mayall at the YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

John Mayall YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts Bay Shore, NY September 19, 2014 During John Mayall's long and storied career, the singer, songwriter, harmonica master, keyboardist and guitarist has used Chicago blues as the foundation for his signature sound, which also melds rock with a slight touch of ...

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Borneo Jazz 2011

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Borneo JazzMiri, Sarawak, BorneoMay 12-15, 2011 Borneo Jazz--known as the Miri International Jazz Festival for the previous five editions--has undergone a certain amount of rebranding in an effort to promote its growing stature as one of the leading jazz festivals in the region. This year the festival has increased from two to ...


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