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DAVID 'HONEYBOY' EDWARDS, 96 Delta blues singer, guitarist David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the once-itinerant Delta blues singer and guitarist who late in life won two Grammy Awards, died Monday of congestive heart failure. Such was his longevity that, as a...
Headlines for Friday, May 17, 2013 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME: 2013 Induction Ceremony Airs Saturday The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony premieres on HBO Saturday at 9pm ET. The show will be repeated several times in coming weeks....
Bradenton HeraldJimbo Mathus lives in what he considers the cultural epicenter of America. That's not New York or Los Angeles. It's Mississippi. He's a little surprised that anyone might disagree with his assessment of his home state's cultural status, and he makes a...
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Bluesman James Cotton has lived the kind of life they make movies about. He toiled on a Mississippi plantation from earliest childhood, found himself orphaned at age 9, practically was raised by blues master Sonny Boy Williamson II and flourished as a...
Tribune reporterHistoric sites need money to survive. Some also need a little love. That's why some preservationists are optimistic that Muddy Waters' former home can be saved — at least it has people who want to preserve it. Other historic sites might not be...
Wayne Winston has been in a four-year battle to wrestle leadership of the Bridgeport chapter of the NAACP, alleging financial improprieties on the part of its current president. Recently, he petitioned the state NAACP to take over the chapter. Coverage of...
Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.When he entered the studio last year to work on his latest album, "The Bright Spots," Randall Bramblett took a page from Frankie Goes to Hollywood and relaxed. Bramblett, an Athens, Ga.-based blues/soul multi-instrumentalist, said he has a tendency to...
ATLANTA - Artists and writers draw inspiration from the time-frozen landscapes of the Mississippi Delta. Roots music fans frequent those lonesome highways to feel the spirits of bluesmen past. I go for the food. The Delta is a poor area with a rich...
When Jody Williams took the stage Wednesday night at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, he didn't dive into a rendition of the blues standard "Don't Start Me to Talkin'." But it might have been appropriate. The 78-year-old Williams, a...
Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman. Not chart statistics. Measurements. "Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...
In terms of record sales, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf have nothing on U2 or Mariah Carey — no No. 1 singles or albums between them. But pop music history would be inconceivable without their influence. Here are a few places it can be found:...
Ben Harper name-checked a list of blues icons such as Skip James and Howlin' Wolf at the end of his concert with harmonica great Charlie Musselwhite at the Riviera Theatre Sunday night, and their influences certainly could be heard during the two-hour...
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