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Sweet Home: June 2012

Sweet Home: June 2012

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Michael “Iron Man” Burks was the kind of bluesman who endeared everyone to him. If you didn’t fall in love with his gritty vocals and fierce guitar licks, you were captured by his humble charm and hardworking attitude.

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Sweet Home: September 2011

Sweet Home: September 2011

| August 31, 2011 | 10 Comments

Race, Rage, & The Blues Nobody expected a brief Alligator Records tribute to become a catalyst for examining blues-industry race relations. When the Chicago Reader ran a profile of founder Bruce Iglauer commemorating the 40th anniversary of the label, buried within the May 19th piece was a quote that inflamed the blues community:

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