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Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGThe stated goal of the first Pennsylvania Blues Festival at Blue Mountain Ski Area near Palmerton was to keep the same vibe as its predecessor, the Pocono Blues Festival at Big Boulder Ski Area. On that measure, the festival was......
Lehigh Valley Music“I’m trying to start a party here,” Grammy Award-winning zydeco singer Chubby Carrier told the Musikfest Café crowd Sunday at the Blast Furnace Blues festival. Somebody sing!” Partying clearly was the atmosphere of the final day of...
Turn It UpOn the 40th anniversary of Alligator Records and in conjunction with our interview with label founder Bruce Iglauer HERE, some classic Alligator recordings (listed chronologically): “Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers” (1971): The album...
Turn It UpBruce Iglauer started Alligator Records in 1971 because Hound Dog Taylor’s music gave him no other choice. If he didn’t do it, who would? That imperative – the sense that the world must hear this, right now – guides Iglauer......
(WGN-AM)- Koko Taylor, Chicago's "Queen of the Blues", died Wednesday afternoon at age 80. Her passing is a result of complications following her May 19 surgery to correct a gastrointestinal bleed. Taylor, born Coral Walton on a sharecropper's farm...
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(WGN-AM)- Hundreds of mourners turned out Thursday at a music-filled wake and memorial service for Chicago blues icon Koko Taylor, whose regal bearing and powerful voice earned her the nickname "Queen of the Blues." Among those who paid tribute to Taylor...
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WGN NewsHoward and the White Boys 2009 Kane County Oktoberfest September 25-27 Kane County Fairgrounds 525 South Randall Road St.Charles www.kanecountyoktoberfest.com Appearing Friday at 8:30 p.m. It's been six years since Chicago blues veterans Howard & the...
CHICAGO -- Koko Taylor, a sharecropper's daughter whose regal bearing and powerful voice earned her the sobriquet "Queen of the Blues," has died after complications from surgery. She was 80. Taylor died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital about...
Tribune staff reporterAfter this day, Chicago blues--and by extension the popular music of the last half of the 20th Century--would never be the same. McKinley Morganfield, a.k.a. Muddy Waters, already was famous as the singer and guitarist most responsible for bringing the...
Tribune senior correspondentWe sure don't like our wrinkles! After the on anti-aging goos, readers want to join the conversation. Thanks for your suggestions on other things to try (or reject). In the interest of all of us who want to remain young, here you go: Anna Gunter Kaplan,...
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