Muddy Waters plays “Manish Boy”

In this clip from a 1971 performance, Muddy Waters and his band perform “Manish Boy.” From the DVD “Muddy Waters In Concert 1971” produced by TopCat Records. McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913– April 30, 1983), better known by his stage name Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician. He is considered the “father of modern…

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Stevie Ray Vaughan – Little Wing – Live 07/20/83

“Little Wing” is a song written by Jimi Hendrix and recorded by the Jimi Hendrix… The origins of “Little Wing” have been traced back to the 1966 recording of “(My Girl) She’s a Fox”, an R&B song which features Hendrix playing Curtis Mayfield-influenced guitar accompaniment. He developed the song while performing in New York City’s…

Buddy Guy – Sweet Home Chicago

Buddy Guy is one of the most celebrated blues guitarists of his generation (and arguably the most celebrated), possessing a sound and style that embodied the traditions of classic Chicago blues while also embracing the fire and flash of rock & roll. Guy spent much of his career as a well-regarded journeymen, cited as a…

Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack – 1996

Ray Charles – Hit the Road Jack on Saturday Live 1996 … Ray Charles and sometimes referred to as “The Genius”. He was a pioneer in the genre of soul music during the 1950s by fusing rhythm and blues, gospel, and blues styles into early performances recorded by Atlantic Records. He also helped racially integrate…

Nina Simone- I Put Spell On You

She was one of the most extraordinary artists of the twentieth century, an icon of American music. She was the consummate musical storyteller, a griot as she would come to learn, who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, passion, and love through a magnificent body of works. She earned the…

Monster Mike Welch – Double Trouble

Live at Cafe Wilhelmina, Eindhoven, NL, November 11, 2007. A cover of an Otis Rush classic. One of Boston’s best-loved guitarists, Monster Mike Welch has been a fixture on the international blues scene for over thirteen years. As leader of the Monster Mike Welch Band, Mike released four acclaimed CDs of mostly original material (These…