Famous Jazz Musicians of the 1930s

Introduction In the 1930s we move from the “Jazz Age” to the “Swing Era”. New York is now the Jazz Capital of the World, although other cities, such as Chicago and Kansas City, enjoy a thriving Jazz scene. With Hollywood firmly established, many of the big bands spend more time on the West coast. New … Continue reading “Famous Jazz Musicians of the 1930s”

Famous Jazz Musicians of the 1920s

Famous Jazz Musicians of the 1920s

Introduction A new age sprung to life during the decade following the First World War – The Jazz Age. It was a new exciting era for freedom in attitudes, fashion and music. This article will look at some of the most famous Jazz musicians of the 1920s. The hotbed for the new found freedom of … Continue reading “Famous Jazz Musicians of the 1920s”

Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson (1897–1945) By Bill Berry “Probably the finest slide guitar playing you’ll ever hear” – Eric Clapton, commenting on Blind Willie Johnson’s Nobody’s Fault But Mine “The greatest example of slide guitar ever recorded” – Jack White, on Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground “I’ve tried all my life – worked … Continue reading "Blind Willie Johnson"
Blues Musicians Who Died in 2019

Blues Musicians Who Died in 2019

Honouring Those Musicians We Lost In 2019 By Paul T Forrest A number of music artists passed away in 2019. Here, we pay tribute to some of those who were associated with the Blues. Ginger Baker 19 August 1939 – 6 October 2019 Ginger Baker rose to prominence with Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce in … Continue reading “Blues Musicians Who Died in 2019”

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10 Famous Blues Musicians

(Written by Leonardo Pereira) 1. BIG BILL BROONZY (Lee Conley Bradley; 1903 – 1958) The city of Chicago is constantly associated with the blues and its electric reinvention, but one of its pioneers actually started as an acoustic country blues performer. According to some sources, William Lee Conley Broonzy was born in Arkansas in 1903. … Continue reading “10 Famous Blues Musicians”