David "Honeyboy" Edwards, considered to be the last of a generation of musicians who brought music from the rural Mississippi Delta to the rest of America, died at his home in Chicago early Monday morning. He was 96 years old.Honeyboy Edwards was born in 1915.
Earlier this week, veteran soul singer Syl Johnson discovered that one of America's best-selling albums, Watch the Throne by Jay-Z and Kanye West, uses an unauthorized sample of one of his songs, "Different Strokes," credited to the Numero Group, which has put out a career-spanning coll
Big Bill Broonzy was one of America's most popular blues musicians — a father figure to many blues legends and an acknowledged influence on rockers such as Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend. Yet Broonzy's life has remained something of a mystery until now.
April has brought more than just showers. In fact some local spring weather has been downright violent. A string of tornadoes in Midwest and Southern states left at least 45 dead and property destroyed.
On March 21, 2001, the Blues world lost a legend when Joseph Willie "Pinetop" Perkins passed away at his home in Austin, Texas.Born in Belzoni, Mississippi in 1913, Mr. Perkins started out on guitar. But when a woman slashed his arm with a knife, he was forced to switch to piano.
In the summer of 1965, Bob Dylan made music history when he plugged it in. The folk hero played a set with electric instruments at the Newport Folk Festival. So who gave Dylan this bright idea? A kid from Chicago named Michael Bloomfield.