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B B King - Just a little bit of Love

“We got together, what I consider to be, some of the best young blues musicians in the country and locked ourselves in ‘The Hit Factory‘ for two nights. The results of those two nights are the “well” side of this album.”

Producer Bill Szymczyk

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Felix from Quebec is only 10 years old and is already a very soulful Blues guitarist, he is also blind. He got his first guitar at six years old and is inspired by Delta Bluesman such as Robert Johnson and Charlie Patton.  Here is a video of him playing “Everyday I Have The Blues” by BB King.

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After American Songwriter’s tumblr account liked a bunch of my and others’ blues posts I knew something was up– and it’s something fabulous. This month they have a special blues issue out. I got the last issue at my local B&N today, GO GET ONE BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!!! It’s an informative and beautifully laid out magazine. My favorite part is a section with bios on some of our favorite blues artists, illustrated by Courtney Spencer. Here are a few from the series of illustrations and links to the American Songwriter bios. Seriously, go grab this magazine. They really hit it home with this one. I hope y’all enjoy learning about blues history from these- they are wonderful!!!

1.  Charley Patton: The Call of The Wild http://www.americansongwriter.com/2015/04/charley-patton/

2. Blind Blake: Rag Mama Rag http://www.americansongwriter.com/2015/05/piedmont-blues-blind-blake/

3. Blind Boy Fuller: Piedmont Blues’ Notorious B.I.G. http://www.americansongwriter.com/2015/05/piedmont-blues-blind-boy-fuller/

4. Howlin’ Wolf: Can’t Ya Hear Me Cryin’ http://www.americansongwriter.com/2015/05/chicago-blues-howlin-wolf-cant-ya-hear-me-cryin/

5. Muddy Waters: Can’t Be Satisfied http://www.americansongwriter.com/2015/05/chicago-blues-muddy-waters/

6. Lightnin’ Hopkins: Can’t Hardly Keep From Crying http://www.americansongwriter.com/2015/05/lightnin-hopkins/

7. T-Bone Walker: More Than Three Damn Chords http://www.americansongwriter.com/2015/06/texas-blues-t-bone-walker/

8. Son House: Positively Primeval http://www.americansongwriter.com/2015/04/son-house/

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Call Me When You Need Me (LIVE) - T Bone Walker and Shakey Jake Harris, 1962 from the American Folk Blues Festival Tour