Blues Time Machine

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‘The Milk Cow Blues’ – alive and well 80 years later

Sleepy John Estes was a Tennessee-based blues singer of the 1920’s and 30’s. Though not a flashy guitarist, ...


4 Ways To Sing “The Same Thing”

This deceptively simple blues song is a masterpiece of restraint and execution. Recorded first in 1964, it features ...

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Blues turns electric with “Crawling King Snake”

Big Joe Williams was part of the first generation of blues players, and lived to help spark the ...


Gershwin’s masterpiece ‘Summertime’ becomes a rock classic

“Summertime” is considered one of George Gershwin’s finest songs. Collaborating with his brother Ira and lyricist DuBose Heyward, ...