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There's a link between Dixon's work and the relationship between Blues and Rock and Roll working with Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley as they pioneered the New Rock Music. Then his songs were covered by some of the biggest Rock Acts including: Cream, Jeff Beck, The...

In each town he'd send his assistant and driver to the grocery store to buy a chicken, some potatoes, maybe collard greens or whatever else looked good and set him up backstage. Of course the aroma of frying chicken traveled all around back there and it wasn't...

Determined to continue to perform Davis began to play in a wheelchair, while using the butter knife to make up for his useless hand; this my friends is a man singing the Blues with lyrics about his handicaps. His music was discovered in the 90' s and picked up by P...

All this has led up to our playing a video of Lightnin' singing RAINY DAY IN HOUSTON--the town where Lightnin' Hopkins died of esophageal cancer in 1982 at age 69.

You might recognize some of those titles as Hit Songs for Elvis Presley in the early days, it was the music he'd listened to on the radio at night as a young man. Meanwhile, Arthur was collecting almost nothing from the sales of his own records even though they wer...

Bonnie and Mr. Hooker are in live performance doing the Blues Song, "I'M IN THE MOOD," and there's a great transition moment when John Lee finishes a verse and turns it over to the lady who's playing some nasty slide guitar, and she gets down and...

Another Blues Legend that helped lay the base for Rock and Roll was named: BIG BILL BROONZY. Big Bill may have been born in 1893, although without written records from that time it's been disputed, but we do know he passed away from Throat Cancer in 1958 at age 65 (Pro...

"Honey Boy" played until his death from congestive heart failure in August of 2011 at age 96, forcing cancellation of his gig at Chicago's Millennium Park that night. Fortunately for us, David "Honey Boy" Edwards was captured in a terrific video...

The Reverend Al Green is very much alive and still working at 71, but here he is at the peak of his fame in 1974 singing, I'M SO TIRED OF BEING ALONE Live with great audio and video. Check out the ladies in the audience, that man got a lot of love.

Fun Fact: Cedric the Entertainer played Willie Dixon in the 2008 film about Chess Records. So here is the legendary Willie Dixon performing his composition, HOOCHIE COOCHIE MAN.  (Look for rocker Stephen Stills playing guitar.)

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