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Earl King: Let the Good Times Roll

It’s tempting to lump together “The Four Kings of Blues Guitar,” as an enterprising record label named a recent compilation featuring B.B., Albert, Freddie and Earl. But I’m not sure they [...]

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Lost in The Cloud, Pt. 2

More lost treasures for your listening pleasure… Born and bred in New Orleans, Champion Jack Dupree was more of a barrelhouse blues piano player than a second-line syncopater (although his [...]

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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 [...]