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Whitehorse Returns with a New Addition to 'The Northern South'

None It's been more than two years since the Canadian folk rock duo Whitehorse released the EP The Northern South Vol. 1. The disc contained covers of past classics by legends like Robert Johnson, Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, and Chuck Berry. Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet transformed these cuts into dirty, nasty, smoldering tracks that bled fire, flesh, and brimstone. The multi-instrumentalists played and sang as if possessed by the devil, the one that lives inside of us and per...
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Watch Classic Performances by Peter Green, Founder of Fleetwood Mac & the Only British Blues Guitarist Who Gave B.B. King “the Cold Sweats”

“Of all the guitar giants to emerge from the British blues boom,” writes Stuart Penny at Empty Mirror, “Peter Green was perhaps the most naturally gifted.” After replacing Eric Clapton in John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (and earning the nickname “The Green God”), the guitarist formed his own band, originally given the unwieldy name “Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac featuring Jeremy Spencer.” Soon shortened to Fleetwood Mac, the band recorded their debut, eponymous album in 1968, and went on i...
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The Rolling Stones Curate 'Confessin' the Blues'

None The blues' influence on rock 'n' roll is well documented. Likewise, the Rolling Stones' reverence for blues music is equally chronicled. Therefore, the compilation Confessin' the Blues makes sense. Attempting to refocus the public's attention onto the bluesmen who inspired the legendary rock band, the album is composed of classic blues tracks curated by the Rolling Stones. Part of the album's proceeds benefit Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation, an organization devoted to promoting blue...
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Plagiarists Or Innovators? The Led Zeppelin Paradox Endures (techdirt)

Fifty years ago – in September 1968 – the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin first performed together, kicking off a Scandinavian tour billed as the New Yardbirds. The new, better name would come later that fall, while drummer John Bonham’s death in 1980 effectively ended their decade-defining reign. But to this day, the band retains the same iconic status it held back in the 1970s: It ranks as one of the best-selling music acts of all time and continues to shape the sounds of new and emerging g...
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A Majestic 44-Hour Chronological Playlist of Rolling Stones Songs: Stream 613 Tracks

Image by Jim Pietryga, via Wikimedia Commons “Would you let your daughter marry a Rolling Stone?” From the start, the Rolling Stones were promoted as the more debauched, dangerous alternative to the Beatles, prompting the above rather-famous tabloid headline from their first years of fame. The Spotify playlist below collects a whopping 613 tracks from this seminal rock band, all placed for the most part in chronological order. (At 44 hours, there's still whole albums--not major one mind you--mi...
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A Big 44-Hour Chronological Playlist of Rolling Stones Albums: Stream 613 Tracks

Image by Jim Pietryga, via Wikimedia Commons “Would you let your daughter marry a Rolling Stone?” From the start, the Rolling Stones were promoted as the more debauched, dangerous alternative to the Beatles, prompting the above rather-famous tabloid headline from their first years of fame. The Spotify playlist below collects a whopping 613 tracks from this seminal rock band, all placed for the most part in chronological order. (At 44 hours, there's still whole albums--not major one mind you--mi...
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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

This month's playlist includes a single off Anna Burch's forthcoming debut album, a cover of a Willie Dixon song and a powerful spoken-word track about homelessness.(Image credit: Elene Usdin/Courtesy of the artist)
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What Happens When Academics Essay the "Wang Dang Doodle" of Life?

Dear Academia, I've never been intimidated by the sight of abstruse or polysyllabic words (i.e.; words like "abstruse" and "polysyllabic"). I spent precious moments of my adolescence nose-deep in a dictionary, trying to decipher some of the more arcane references in Steely Dan lyrics (the exact monetary value of a piaster , for example, or why a drug dealer was nicknamed after a French megalomaniac ). Plus I'm a writer, so I appreciate and can pick up a few tri...
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The Women of the Blues: Hear a Playlist of Great Blues Singers, from Bessie Smith & Etta James, to Billie Holiday & Janis Joplin

Everybody gets the blues but not everybody gets the blues the same. Women get some serious blues. Black women get some very serious blues. Bessie Smith maybe had the most deep and soulful blues anyone ever had: “Crazy Blues,” “Down Hearted Blues,” “Careless Love Blues,” “Empty Bed Blues,” “Black Water Blues,” “Gulf Coast Blues,” and “St. Louis Blues,” which also happens to be the title of her only known film appearance, as well as one of the earliest talkies in cinema history. (See a tra...
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Logan Center to host new annual Bluesfest, Oct. 13-15

The blues arrived in Chicago with African-Americans leaving the South for northern urban cities during the “Great Migration” of the early 20th century. In particular, the South Side became a hotspot for the style of “Chicago blues” performed by the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and Willie Dixon in clubs just beyond the UChicago campus. This weekend, the Logan Center for the Arts will celebrate that legacy through a new annual festival called Bluesfest. The three-day festival from Oct. 13 ...
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Book Notes - Phil Marcade "Punk Avenue: Inside the New York City Underground, 1972-1982"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Phil Marcade's Punk Avenue is both fascinating memoir and a detailed, first-person account of the birth (and growth) of punk rock in New York City. Kirkus Reviews wrote of th...
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Allen L Roland, PhD - Veterans Today

The term Back Door Man has several connotations. In the original blues song written by Willie Dixon, it refers to a man having an affair with a married woman, using
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POPDOSE VIDEO PREMIERE: BRIAN CULLMAN, “(I’m Just A New Year’s Adam Looking For A) New Year’s Eve”

This somewhat wryly entertaining track from multi-talent Brian Cullman comes to us just in time for the holidays; it’s been released as an E.P. with three other tracks and you can definitely hear the humor coming through the lyrics.  As Cullman himself put it: “So this is my revenge; my way out of no way out!  Three minutes of seasonal music without a sleigh bell or reindeer or sugar plum fairies dancing in your head.  It’s a song for that dark nightclub of the soul where Randy Newman, Sun Ra ...
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Mose Allison (1927-2016)

Mose Allison, a jazz-folk pianist and singer-songwriter who brought white rural imagery to the urban jazz scene and was highly regarded by every musician who played with him, even those who were initially wary of his Mississippi roots, died on Nov. 15. He was 89. Mose was one of a kind. While Dr. John and Leon Russell are two pianists who shared Mose's earthy naturalism, only Mose grasped the nuanced aspects of modern jazz and the music's cosmopolitan wryness. All you need to know about Mose a...
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'Everybody knows everybody' – what the blues has given Chicago

Harmonica player Billy Branch, who’s played with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and BB King, hails the Windy City’s sense of community, its parks and its foodI was born in Chicago. It’s an amazing city. It feels alive, it has an identity, and I feel connected here. I started playing blues professionally in 1974, with an old boogie-woogie piano player, Jimmy Walker. By the following year I was in the band of the great Willie Dixon, who wrote classics such as Hoochie Coochie Man, I Just Want to Mak...
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Willie Dixon - 88 Boogie

Another week begins – thanks to those who enquired about my pussy – NO tittering at the back there – I’m glad to say he is doing quite well, for an elderly chap. You’ve all been doing well… (in post Earworms 22 August 2016 from The 'Spill. More by this artist at )
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Hear 280 Blues, Country, Reggae & Rock Songs Keith Richards Namechecks in His Memoir, Life

Image by Machocarioca, via Wikimedia Commons You don’t have to, like, stretch your brain or anything to rattle off a list of Keith Richards’ influences. If you’ve ever heard a Rolling Stones song, you’ve heard him pull out his Muddy Waters and Chuck Berry riffs, and he’s never been shy about supporting and naming his idols. He’s played with Waters, Berry, and many more blues and early rock and roll greats, and after borrowing heavily from them, the Stones gave back by promoting and touring with...
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News / 23 minutes agoThe Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer issue Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To video

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer have released a video for their single Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To. The Canadian blues duo of singer Shawn Hall and guitarist/drummer Matthew Rogers are said to combine "the classic blues rock sound of Willie Dixon but with a modern edge akin to Jack White and The Black Keys."
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Willie Dixon - Poet Of The Blues

This compilation contains a number of Willie Dixon 's best known songs, but there is no single CD compilation which could contain them all. Let us begin with the obvious omissions.
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10 of the best: Christmas soul and funk

Just because it’s Christmas doesn’t mean you have to roll out the Slade. Try these yuletide floorfillers for sizeAt first glance, the inherent cheesiness of a Christmas record ought not to sit well with funk musicians, typically obsessed (as they tend to be perceived) with making music that is fuelled by passion, intensity and emotion. How are you going to get your audience to believe the sweat and tears if you’re singing about chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Yet soul and funk are also genre...
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John Primer appearing at Blue Chicago

John Primer is one of the remaining links to the rich Chicago Blues past. He played with Muddy Waters , Willie Dixon and Magic Slim.
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Willie Dixon enters the Songwriters' Hall of Fame

Willie Dixon will be inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame at the 46th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner in New York City June 18 He will be joined by Cyndi Lauper, Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia, Toby Keith, and Linda Perry. Willie Dixon, one of the most prolific songwriters of all time, has been referred to as "the poet laureate of the blues" and the "father of modern Chicago blues."
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Joe Bonamassa, "Tiger in Your Tank" (2015): One Track Mind

Making blues analogies between sexual prowess and a powerful automobile was no new thing when Muddy Waters recorded Willie Dixon's "Tiger in Your Tank" in 1960 - a track that lifted the then-current slogan for Esso gas. What made the song so nervy and erotic was the way Waters attacked the lyric over an unusual Chuck Berry-inspired eight-beat pattern from Francis Clay, sounding like a boastful youngster again - somebody with something to prove.
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Muddy Waters - You Need Love / Little Brown Bird

Another great Muddy Waters' song written for him by Willie Dixon . And another controversy.
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Buddy Guy with Matt Andersen at The Space at Westbury

Buddy Guy with Matt Andersen The Space at Westbury Westbury, NY November 18, 2014 Buddy Guy is a national treasure. The blues titan is one of the last remaining links to the Chess Brothers, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Guitar Slim, Little Walter and Willie Dixon. [Link to media]
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From UHF and Mandatory Fun to Gulf Coast Blues and Autumn : Chatting with "Weird Al" Yankovic and George Winston

A Conversation with "Weird Al" Yankovic Mike Ragogna: Hey Al, you have two releases coming up--a twenty-fifth anniversary edition of UHF and also The Compleat Al. Why the sudden Al-Fest? "Weird Al" Yankovic: [laughs] I don't know, but Shout! Factory has always been supportive and they put out really cool products. I'm pretty sure that they agreed to put out the Blu-ray of UHF and the The Compleat Al before my album came out, so they didn't know it was going to be a big summer for me. They just ...
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