October 1: Albert Collins birthday

I was told when I started to play that simple music is the hardest music in the world to play. And blues is simple music. ~Albert Collins Most of the time I hum what I’m playing so sometimes it bleeds through on the track. That’s why I get hoarse sometimes when I try to sing, I’ll be humming my notes, …

September 16: Happy 89th birthday B.B. King

The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn’t know how other people would take it. ~B. B. King I never use that word, retire. ~B. B. King Universally hailed as the reigning king of the …

September 1: R.L. Burnside passed away in 2005

“He was a happy-go-lucky nihilist…. he took things exactly as they were. No more, no less.” – Matthew Johnson, the founder of Mr. Burnside’s record label, Fat Possum. R. L. Burnside (November 23, 1926 – September 1, 2005), born Robert Lee Burnside, was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist who lived much of his life in and around Holly Springs, Mississippi. He played music for much of his …

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