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Concert review: The Montreal International Jazz Festival's blues triple bill survives a significant withdrawal

How fatal was the withdrawal of headliner Taj Mahal from the blues triple bill at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier of Place des Arts Saturday night?

There’s no getting around the fact that the conceptual continuity was in jeopardy. 964 more words


Jazz fest: James Cotton still plays a perfect storm

James Cotton’s speaking voice has been down to a raspy whisper for some time. Throat surgery in 1994, followed by radiation, has taken its toll on the incomparable blues harmonica player, who turns 80 July 1. 970 more words


John Mayall's Dag

I went for picked up a beautiful ninth plate daguerreotype plate while I was over in London. The price was reasonably cheap and I didn’t bother to look much into it until few minutes after I walked away from the stall. 298 more words


Still Hard and Blue - fifty or more years on

For admirers of British Blues, it is possible to see many of the performers who were part of the British Blues Explosion in the 1960’s still performing with as much passion as ever today. 168 more words

King of the Blues B.B. King Dead At Age 89

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. 1,104 more words


John Mayall: The Godfather Bandleader

This article originally appeared in London Blues & Jazz, April 20, 2015

Legendary British Bluesman John Mayall talks to Ben Lazarus about his life in music, his recent 80th anniversary tour and the release of his 62nd studio album… 1,058 more words

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