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The Blues is a bi-monthly slab of literary and visual greatness that celebrates 100 years of blues music – from legends to new faces.

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Howlin' Wolf's London Sessions

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blues, November 2013

NOW REVERED AS a lynchpin moment in the history of the blues, Howlin' Wolf's 1970 London Sessions with a superstar assemblage of England's rock royalty, ...

Fleetwood Mac, Peter Green: Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blues, January 2014

PETER GREEN IS, arguably, the most underrated lead guitarist of the British mid-'60s blues boom, consistently relegated to a position somewhere below the holy triumverate ...

Reverend Gary Davis, Brownie McGhee, Cousin Joe Pleasants, Sonny Terry, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Muddy Waters: The Folk Blues and Gospel Caravan, 1964

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blues, April 2014

LEGEND HOLDS that on October 22, 1962, a van set out from London, headed north. In that van were Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian ...

Jimi Hendrix and the Birth of Heavy Blues

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Blues, July 2015

LIKE ALL THE great overnight sensations, Jimi Hendrix took years to get off the ground. His was a long road to fame, from the little ...

B.B. King: The Making of B.B. King in London

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blues, August 2015

AFTER FIFTEEN years as the undisputed King Of The Blues, B.B. King's career seemed to have sailed into some kind of doldrums when the '60s ...

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