Tag Archives: Willie Dixon

Big Head Blues Club returns with tribute to another blues great on Way Down Inside

Recently, we told you about the upcoming release from Big Head Todd & the Monsters’ bluesy side project – what you might call the Dr. Jekyll to their Monster persona – the Big Head Blues Club, a follow-up to the … Continue reading

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Coming festivals, shows well worth the trip for blues fans throughout Mid-Atlantic

Earlier this year, we told you about the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival, which is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the must-attend events for blues fans in the Mid-Atlantic region. Here are a few more festivals and shows … Continue reading

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Johnny Winter box set chronicles nearly 50 years of blues rock legend keeping True to the Blues

With five decades worth of hard-driving rock and blues under his belt, it’s hard to believe that there hasn’t been a definitive box set of Texas blues-rocker Johnny Winter‘s music before now. Perhaps it was precisely the daunting nature of … Continue reading

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Birthday BLOW-out: Howlin’ Wolf’s hidden charms

When we looked at our calendar and realized that today was the anniversary of the birth of blues great Chester Arthur Burnett, a.k.a. Howlin’ Wolf (1910, West Point, Miss.), we knew we’d have to do something to commemorate the occasion. With so … Continue reading

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Blues Lyrics of the Week: You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

This week we spotlight another great Willie Dixon classic, with lyrics based on some rather simple but useful everyday wisdom. Popularized by Bo Diddley, the tune’s been recorded by many others through the years, including the Yardbirds, the Nighthawks, Long John Baldry, and … Continue reading

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Blues Lyrics of the Week: Presidents Day Edition

The blues have been around for a few years. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that there have been several blues songs directed at commanders-in-chief or their political decision-making, from the generic “Mr. President” to “Eisenhower Blues” and “President … Continue reading

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Fathers and Sons (and daughters too)

Last week’s post regarding Elmore James, Jr., got me to thinking about some of the other children of blues greats who are helping to keep the genre alive through their own music. A few (in no particular order) who jump to mind: Shemekia … Continue reading

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