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‘Help Me’ goes from blues to alt-rock

Sonny Boy Williamson’s career had a wide range. He played with Robert Johnson in the 1930’s and with ...

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‘Mercy, Mercy’ and young Hendrix showcase the rhythm in R&B

This song emphasizes the “rhythm” in “rhythm & blues.” “Mercy, Mercy” or “Have Mercy” was recorded by Don ...

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Graham Dechter

Graham Dechter: Youth steeped in tradition.  December 10, 2012.

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Just a ‘Spoonful’ of blues … and the rest is history

It’s a modern blues standard with roots in the 1920’s, one of Willie Dixon’s many great compositions, and ...

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