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  1. Blue Coal looking to create some flamesRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Weekender

    ... player Jeff Chiappini, leaning more toward a straight-up, traditional blues angle a la Muddy Waters or Robert Johnson. Klug, himself a 10-year musical soldier of the local scene, points out that Blue Coal drummer, Justin Martin, and he were in and ...

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  2. ZZ Ward makes a serious breakthrough despite her label's Disney audienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Charleston City Paper

    ... So it goes for Ward, a young singer raised by musician parents on the songs of blues artists Howlin' Wolf and Robert Johnson, only to be tempted by the popularity and commercial success of label mates like Lucy Hale and R5. While she says that there ...

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  3. Guest Blog: Don't look backRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 1 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... of the old stuff. Would you want to be reminded your heritage is cotton, grinding rural poverty and Jim Crow? Robert Johnson , The Moonglows , Percy Sledge , people that Jeremy Clarkson thinks are more "authentic" than, I dunno, Jason Derulo , are ...

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  4. Keith Richards talks solo album, documentary, and trying to get the Stones back in the studioRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    ... when I finished it that I was really tipping my hat [to] everybody I'd learned everything from. T here's Robert Johnson, and Gregory Isaacs, Lead Belly, and Otis Redding. That's what I wanted to do, I wanted to make an album that-well, actually it ...

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  5. Cream - The Very Best Of CreamRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 31 | MusicEmissions

    ... white man's blues rock. If you don't, don't bother, because there is plenty of that here, including covers of Robert Johnson 's "Crossroads" and Charlie Patton 's "Spoonful". And yet, while Cream were well known for covering many an old blues ...

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  6. Keb' Mo': Blues Meets Jazz in BluesAmericanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 30 | All About Jazz

    ... the wave of colorful improvisation in jam sessions similar to the authentic character of Blues pioneer, Robert Johnson. This was the beginning of his journey to carry the Blues with him both in his heart and in his suitcase on his travels. As a ...

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  7. Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers Deluxe EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 29 | All About Jazz

    ... the singer, don't take the country style seriously, certainly not so much so as on the pure country-blues of Robert Johnson's "You Got to Move," the acoustic bottleneck of which recalls the return to roots of Beggars Banquet (London, 1968). "Sister ...

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  8. Naptown Pint's fall beer guide: Five seasonals to fall for this yearRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | Hometown Annapolis

    ... me. In reality, however, this hoppy gem with lemon flesh and peel thrown into the mix was brewed in honor of Robert Johnson, a Mississippi Delta blues

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  9. More than 20 years after his debut, Keb' Mo' refuses to be boxed in by the bluesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Nashville Scene

    When West Coast session guitarist and vocalist Kevin Moore released an extremely raw but emphatic and intriguing LP titled Keb' Mo' more than 20 years ago, few anticipated it marked the arrival of a major force on the American roots scene. While there was no question he was a superb instrumentalist and engaging singer, nothing on that first release in 1994 indicated he would prove a breakout star, particularly since the best performances came on a pair of Robert Johnson covers.

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  10. Reaney's pick: Tom LockwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | The London Free Press

    The only Chatham guitar hero to cover Robert Johnson, Del Shannon and John Newton and Edwin Othello Excell on the same album brings his fine and bluesy band to a Wortley Village fest on Sunday. The Lockwood Band's leader and guitarist Tom Lockwood, vocalist Dan Taylor, Mark Tremblay on keyboards, Mark Wolfe on drums and Brent Hunter on bass are among the acts at Sunday's Wortley Village Jazz & Blues fest.

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  11. The One Real Problem With Rolling Stone's 'Greatest Songwriters Of All Time'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | National Public Radio

    ... " Peggy Sue ," give or take a few years, and felt the need to look backward only long enough to acknowledge Robert Johnson (23), the first great auteur of the blues. There's no context around the list, no justification for the historical limitations ...

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  12. JJ Grey and Mofro, G. Love and Special Sauce and Big Head Todd and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | All About Jazz

    ... (by the R.I.A.A.) Sister Sweetly (Giant Records/Warner Bros, 1993), Riviera (Big Records) and 100 Years of Robert Johnson (Big Records/ILG, 2011), the tribute to the late bluesman Robert Johnson featuring guest appearances by B.B. King, Hubert ...

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  13. Barrence Whitfield and the Savages Pump Out Retro Blues-PunkRead the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Gapers Block

    ... songs and fresh interpretations of old blues hits, Whitfield sings like the devil that supposedly possessed Robert Johnson and 1950s teeny boppers. His voice slides easily from a low, ZZ Top-esque drawl on "Willow," the album opener, to a ...

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  14. Top 20 Most Original Guitarists Of All Time [News]Read the original story

    Friday Aug 21 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    ... but since his guitar prowess is in a league of its own, we decided to unjustly exclude him from the list. Mr. Robert Johnson gets to kick things off this week, and rightfully so, as we're talking about one of the most influential musicians of the ...

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  15. Eric Clapton's genius is celebrated in the concert film, soon to rock theatersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Examiner.com

    ... will experience classic songs and fan favorites from throughout his career-from the Mississippi blues of Robert Johnson that originally inspired him, through Cream, Derek & the Dominos and the many highlights of Clapton's long solo career. Clapton ...

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  16. Film Capturing One of Eric Clapton's 70th Birthday Concerts in London ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | WIMZ-FM Knoxville

    This past May, Eric Clapton played a series of shows at the famed London venue the Royal Albert Hall in celebration of his 70th birthday and 50 years in the music business. Now, Eric Clapton: Live at the Royal Albert Hall -- Slowhand at 70 , a film featuring performances from one of those concerts, is scheduled to premiere in theaters worldwide starting on September 14. The show, one of more than 200 that Clapton has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, boasted a career-spanning set that included renditions of songs Eric Clapton originally recorded with Cream and Derek and the Dominos , tunes from his solo albums and covers of songs by his blues hero Robert Johnson .

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  17. Bob Dylan crowned greatest ever songwriterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Music-News.com

    ... songwriters on the list; go to RollingStone.com to see the top 100: 25. Randy Newman 24. Elvis Costello 23. Robert Johnson 22. Van Morrison 21. Lou Reed 20. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 19. Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry 18. Prince 17. Neil Young ...

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  18. Eric Clapton to celebrate 70th on big screenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Music-News.com

    ... will experience classic songs and fan favourites from throughout his career ' from the Mississippi blues of Robert Johnson that originally inspired him, through Cream, Derek & the Dominos and the many highlights of Clapton's long solo career. ...

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  19. Top 20 Most Groundbreaking Albums Of All Time [News]Read the original story

    Friday Aug 14 | Ultimate-guitar.com

    ... much every song on the album to the mix, and you get an effort worthy of being called "groundbreaking." Robert Johnson was without a hint of doubt one of the most important figures in the music of the 20th century, and the tracks on his " King of ...

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  20. Blues Tavern hosts International Blues Challenge round on SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 | Alabama Live

    ... fan to know what that means, you should come along too. The crossroads I'm talking about isn't the one where Robert Johnson might or might not have cut a deal with the proprietor of the original hot club. This one is a regional qualifying round for ...

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