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Jimmy Reed – Big Boss Man

19 Mar

Jimmy Reed was known as one of the best in the blues world for his unique style, in the 40’s-70’s. He had more of a electric feel, opposed to an acoustic feel, and was known for his great harmonica sounds. Having a big influence on followers Elvis Presley and Rolling Stones, Jimmy Reed’s “Big Boss Man” was one of his biggest hits being played across the U.S. on household radios. Be sure to check some of Jimmy’s other stuff! R.I.P.

Jimmy Reed – Big Boss Man

Muddy Waters – Champagne & Reefer

21 Jul

Nothing like some blues from the man himself, Muddy Waters. A much more recent song from his 1981 release King Bee.

Muddy Waters – Champagne & Reefer

Snooky Pryor – Judgement Day

14 Jul

Snooky Pryor is a blues artist from Chicago and is known for being a big influence on blues music. One being the person to develop the style of playing a harmonica while holding a microphone in your hand at the same time – which is used a lot today. Here’s one of his better known songs from ’56, “Judgement Day”. Enjoy!

Snooky Pryor – Judgement Day

Howlin’ Wolf – Smokestack Lightning

7 Jul

Time for some blues. At 6′ 6″ and about 300lbs, his voice and presence is/was unmistakable. He was one of the many iconic artists (Muddy Waters, Little Walter,  Buddy Guy, etc) that recorded with Chess records. Here’s one of his more recognizable songs. I’ll post the actual video since the performance is definitely worth watching. These guys were so good back then.

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