Music Legends: Muddy Waters

Music Legends: Muddy Waters

Introduction Muddy Waters was an American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist primarily known for his classic blues standard “Hoochie Coochie Man.” It became a big R&B hit during the 50s music era and is now considered a very influential song.  Although he was born and raised in Mississippi, he was otherwise dubbed as … Read more

Rock Legends: Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Introduction Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) is no doubt one of the 60s music era legends. The music magazine Rolling Stone ranked him as the greatest guitarist of all time. His raw, energetic blues-influenced guitar playing has not failed to delight music audiences, whether classic rock fans or modern rock fans of the present. … Read more

One-Hit Wonder Billy Bland

Billy Bland

Introduction to Billy Bland American R&B artist Billy Bland (born on April 5, 1932, Wilmington, North Carolina) achieved fame with “Let the Little Girl Dance” in  during the 60s music era. He started singing professionally at 15 years old. Bland was once a member of the Four Bees before pursuing a solo … Read more

The Music of Blues Magoos

Blues Magoos

Introduction to Blues Magoos Blues Magoos are a rock group formed in New York during the 60s music era, with the founding members consisting of Emil “Peppy” Thielhelm (also known “Peppy” Castro), Dennis LePore, Ralph Scala, Ron Gilbert and Jon Finnegan. Rising from their days in Greenwich Village, the band wasted no … Read more

The Story and Music of Little Milton

Little Milton

Introduction to Little Milton Little Milton (born James Milton Campbell Jr.) was an R&B/soul/blues singer, guitarist and also a sometime record label producer.  Although not as notable as the more contemporary B.B. King or Bobby Bland (whom he was compared to), Little Milton otherwise had a prolific career.  Born in Mississippi in … Read more

The Story and Music of Jessie Hill

Jessie Hill

Introduction to Jessie Hill Jessie Hill (1932-1996) was an American singer-songwriter, performing in R&B and Louisiana blues. The New Orleans-born Hill was previously a member of the House Rockets, whose reformation permitted him to be the lead vocalist. His only hit was “Ooh Poo Pah Doo”, which rose to The Top 40 … Read more

History of Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin

A summary of her short life and career Janis Joplin may have died at a young age of 27, but musically she sounded wise beyond her years. The variety of influences she had absorbed provided her with a distinct musical and vocal personality she could very well call her own, and her … Read more

History of B.B. King

B.B. King

An Introduction To One of the Most Influential Guitarists of All Time B.B. King (birth name Riley B. King) is a singer-­songwriter and guitarist. Hailed as the King of Blues, his trademark fluid bent notes and pulsating change of pitch in his guitar picks lend a great influenced to future blues guitarists. … Read more

Who Is Ten Years After?

Ten Years After

Early days and first UK hit Blues-rock band Ten Years After is an English rock band, formed in Nottingham in the mid-1960s. The band comprised of guitarist/singer Alvin Lee (b. 1944 – d. 2013), keyboardist Chick Churchill, bassist Leon Lyons and drummer Ric Lee (no relation to Alvin). Alvin Lee, Lyons and … Read more

Introduction to Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwod Mac – One of the best-selling acts of the 1970s Fleetwood Mac were formed in London, UK in the mid-1960s. Initially recording blues, the band released their first albums Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and Mr. Wonderful and their first singles “Black Magic Woman” and “Need Your Love So Bad”. The following … Read more