Jan 29: The Legendary Willie Dixon died in 1992

The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding. ~Willie Dixon “The blues will always be because the blues are the roots of all American music.” ~Willie Dixon I Am The Blues (Full documentary) This documentary captures the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame member in the twilight of his career, during a …

Jan 27: The late Elmore James was born in 1918

 No two ways about it, the most influential slide guitarist of the postwar period was Elmore James, hands down. Although his early demise from heart failure kept him from enjoying the fruits of the ’60s blues revival as his contemporaries Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf did, James left a wide influential trail behind him. And that influence continues to the …

Etta James sings Bob Dylan

Etta James sings Bob Dylan The great late Etta James would have been 77 years old today we celebrate her here at Alldylan by presenting her Bob Dylan interpretations. As far as I know there are only two. Gotta serve somebody is good but Blowing in the wind has a strangely artificial drum sound. Listen to it and make up …

Jan 20: The late Huddie William Ledbetter (Lead Belly) was born in 1888

  The late Huddie William Ledbetter (Lead Belly) was born in 1888 “The blues is like this. You lay down some night and you turn from one side of the bed to the other all night long. It’s not too cold in that bed, and it ain’t too hot. But what’s the matter The blues has got you.” ~Lead Belly …

Jan 12: The late Ray Price was born in 1926

Ray Price has covered — and kicked up — as much musical turf as any country singer of the postwar era. He’s been lionized as the man who saved hard country when Nashville went pop, and vilified as the man who went pop when hard country was starting to call its own name with pride. ~Dan Cooper (allmusic.com) The late …

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