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October 7, 2015

The area where jazz, blues, R&B, and latin music intersect is a fertile quarter I call the “Boogaloo Zone.”

September 15, 2015

Here is another classic tune from the Freddie King songbook, recorded in 1964 in Dallas, Texas for the Federal label.

August 18, 2015

As bass players, our instrument has a huge influence on the mood of the music being played.

August 18, 2015

One drag about getting older is watching your heroes die off one at a time.

July 21, 2015

The music of Jimmie Rodgers, a.k.a. “the singing brakeman,” fits right into our discussion of unusual blues forms.

June 18, 2015

Since we’ve been looking at blues forms other than the ubiquitous 12-bar blues, examining the music of John Lee Hooker is a must.

May 7, 2015

Last month, we checked out a pair of eight-bar forms that pop up Frequently in the blues idiom under the titles “trouble in mind” and “key t...

April 15, 2015

This column has examined a wide cross-section of blues styles and players over the past four years, with the one constant element being the ...

March 18, 2015

This month, we take another look at Jack Bruce’s work with the supergroup Cream, this time from the 2005 reunion concerts at the Royal Alber...

March 6, 2015

With the passing of jack bruce, The world has lost a great voice, an artist and musician Whose work shaped the lives of several generations....


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