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A Truly Random Playlist

I have this thing that I like to do on long drives. I have an iPod (does Apple still make these things, if only to sell as an accessory for the Plymouth Grand Voyager?), and I’ll just hit random [...]

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Ladies Sing the Blues

I need these blues to seduce me. Got no use for some tattooed numbskull playing endless guitar solos through 15 stomp boxes and a Marshall stack. Hand the mic to that sultry chanteuse by the bar… [...]

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Duke Robillard and Roomful of Blues

In 1977, I’d just landed in Athens, Ohio, to begin my junior year of college at Ohio University. But more important, I started working at a record store uptown – a great opportunity to fill out [...]

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Jumpin’ the Blues

Another big, sprawling topic – more than one post can handle. And another cheap excuse to share a few of my favorite examples of the form. But what is jump blues, exactly? Some would describe it [...]