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Fattening Frogs For Snakes - Sonny Boy Williamson II

For me, Sonny Boy II was a bluesy as it gets. Playing and singing behind the beat, he could really make you feel his pain.  With songs like "Nine Below Zero" (" nine below zero, the little girl done put…
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Saturday Night Fish Fry

Since we are playing at a farmers' market this weekend, here is a song about food.  Louis Jordan (1908-1975) was one of the kings of jump blues, and was one of the most successful African-American musicians of the 20th century…
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Son House Rediscovered

Son House is one of the foundational bluesmen.  Born in 1902 (possibly even earlier) and living until 1988, he played with Charlie Patton and Willie Brown, and influenced contemporaries such as Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.  A slide guitar master…
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Big Bill Broonzy - A blues pioneer 

Here is one of his best known songs (although it may not be known as his). Also, Rob, Rich and Will performing another one of his great tunes "I'm Going to Move to the Outskirts of Town."




A legendary,…
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Where it all started.

Well, Robert Johnson didn't really start the blues, and he certainly wasn't the most prolific singer or songwriter.  Yet, he probably had the greatest influence on this wonderful music through the years following his death in 1938 at the age…