Adam Gussow, “Crossroads Blues” (2010)

  MORE MUSIC FROM ADAM GUSSOW Adam Gussow (Ph.D., Princeton) is an associate professor of English and Southern Studies. A member of the University of Mississippi faculty since 2002, he teaches courses in American and African American literature, the blues tradition, southern autobiography, and race in American culture….. In addition to his academic credentials, Gussow…

Janis Joplin – Kozmic blues -live 1970

Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic-acid rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist with her own backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The…

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…

8 year old Quinn Sullivan and Buddy Guy

Sullivan began taking guitar lessons at age three. He has studied with Brian Cass of The Overclock Orchestra and the Toe Jam Puppet Band as well as Stan Belmarce. The first original song he wrote with Chris Waters was titled “Sing, Dance, Clap Your Hands”. Sullivan first gained national media attention at age six when…

Buddy Guy Live From Red Rocks 2013

While Buddy Guy’s music is often labeled Chicago blues, his style is unique and separate. His music can vary from the most traditional, deepest blues to a creative, unpredictable and radical gumbo of the blues, avant rock, soul and free jazz that morphs at each night’s performance. George “Buddy” Guy (born July 30, 1936[1]) is…

Eric Clapton – Stormy Monday, 2001

Hopefully your Monday isn’t stormy, but if it is, maybe a little Clapton can help. (Christy Blount via Google+) The only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the…