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Sweet Home: October 2011

Sweet Home: October 2011

| September 30, 2011 | 1 Comment

Blues Passages The last two months have packed powerful blows to the blues community, with the passing of David “Honeyboy” Edwards and Willie “Big Eyes” Smith. Both enjoyed significant careers that helped preserve the soaring legacy of the Delta blues. As elder statesmen who represented crucial decades of living blues history, they will both be […]

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Studiophile: April 2011

Studiophile: April 2011

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

Pinetop’s Final Sessions Pinetop Perkins‘ final recording sessions for his Grammy-winning album, Joined At The Hip, took place in Chicago at JoyRide Studio by Blaise Barton and mixed at Tone Zone Recording by Michael Freeman. Last fall, Freeman commented on those recording sessions in an interview with Grammy365.com. “I worked on a new record for […]

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Sweet Home: September 2010

Sweet Home: September 2010

| August 31, 2010 | 0 Comments

An Outpouring Of Blues The fall traditionally signals back to school, work, and more activity than the lazy days of summer usually demands. Well the blues has stepped it up as well, with a slew of recent releases and reissues from the masters.

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