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Celebrating Jody Williams

By: Doug Lohnes   Joseph Leon Williams (born February 3, 1935), better known as Jody Williams, is an American blues guitarist and singer. His singular guitar playing, marked by flamboyant string-bending, imaginative chord voicings and…


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TBTBTV Episode 2 Amiri Baraka

By: Lamont Jack Pearley   Episode two of Talking Bout The Blues Video series celebrating African Americans that made a significant contribution to African American Heritage and Music History! This episode Highlights the works of…


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Celebrating Eddie Taylor

By: Doug Lohnes   Today we celebrate the life and music of Eddie Taylor! Born Edward Taylor in Benoit, Mississippi, United States, January 29, 1923. As a boy Taylor taught himself to play the guitar….


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Celebrating Elmore James

By:Doug Lohnes Elmore James (guitarist, singer, songwriter; January 27, 1918  – May 24, 1963) Elmore James is known as the “King of the Slide Guitar.” He was inspired by the local performances of Robert Johnson…


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Langston Hughes Blues Literature

By: Lamont Jack Pearley   African American History, The Blues, African American Literature and our culture is and has always been one in the same. And in celebrations to that, I wish to post an…


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Celebrating Willie Big Eyes Smith

By: Doug Lohnes Today is a special day! We are not only celebrating an Unsung Blues hero, but today marks the first day of celebrating Bluesman that goes unnoticed….The Blues Drummer. And in celebrating the…


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TBTB Podcast Episode ADAM GUSSOW

By: Lamont Jack Pearley   Talking Bout The Blues Podcast had the unique pleasure of discussing Blues, Blues Harp and the artistic Journey with Adam Gussow.   The documentary “Satan and Adam” chronicles the unlikely…


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Celebrating the Life of Howlin Wolf

By: Doug Lohnes Celebrating the Life of Howlin’ Wolf. Chester Burnett was born to Leon “Dock” Burnett and Gertrude Jones on June 10, 1910, in White Station, Mississippi, a tiny railroad stop between Aberdeen and…


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Celebrating Matt Murphy

By: Doug Lohnes Today in the Unforgotten Blues Legend Series we celebrate the birthday of Matt Murphy!   Matthew Murphy was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, United States, and was educated in Memphis, where his father…