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Chicago to Lose Jazz Record Mart

    Chicago to Lose Jazz Record Mart

As one walks the aisles there is treasure to uncover at every turn, whether it’s an old Junior Wells vinyl LP, or a Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie CD.

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Chicago Blues All Stars Are Keeping The Blues Alive One Musician at a Time

    Chicago Blues All Stars Are Keeping The Blues Alive One Musician at a Time

“I’m seeing people struggling, even one that left the hospital. How crazy is that, to see people leave the hospital because they can’t afford to be there?”

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Marty Sammon Muses on His Seasonal Blues Fling Festivals and New Book

    Marty Sammon Muses on His Seasonal Blues Fling Festivals and New Book

The musicians we’ve got are the highest quality. We get the guys that I’ve come up listening to.

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Trudy Lynn Brings A Touch of Class to the Blues

    Trudy Lynn Brings A Touch of Class to the Blues

I heard somebody ask John Lee Hooker, ‘How do you feel, now that you have reached where you are, making money and stuff?’ He said, ‘All good, but hell, I can’t do a damn thing with it now, I’m too old!’

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Pierre Lacocque Talks About Living The Blues and The New Album

  Pierre Lacocque Talks About Living The Blues and The New Album

“I put my heart into this, that’s all I can say. I can also say, it’s my life. It really is. It’s my soul, I feel it. I feel young, I love what I do.”

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Blues Icon Billy Flynn Loves To Tinker

  Blues Icon Billy Flynn Loves To Tinker

Billy Flynn is a legend. He is an icon of the Chicago blues scene, and an example of what persistence, dedication, and selflessness can achieve.

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For Oscar Wilson It’s All About Family And The Blues

Oscar Wilson loves the blues. No, he really loves the blues. When he sings the blues, it’s not his job, it’s who he is.

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Matt Hendricks Is Keeping The Blues Alive

  Matt Hendricks Is Keeping The Blues Alive

You gotta do it for the love of it first. It’s not a money making thing. It’s just, you gotta keep it alive, and I’m trying any way I can man.

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Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation Educates About The Business Of The Blues

  Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation Educates About The Business Of The Blues

In 1982, Willie thought it was necessary to start a foundation, allowing people to know that it was import to keep your own publishing. He started the foundation (Blues Heaven Foundation) to alert people how important it was to learn about how important is was to create a publishing company of your own.

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Eddie Taylor Jr. Feels Love From The Blues

  Eddie Taylor Jr. Feels Love From The Blues

To me, blues is old, but it’s new. Know why I say that? Because when I get up there and do what I do, it’s something different, to people. It’s old, it’s different, because they’re used to hearing all this loud music, fast notes. What I’m doing is just quiet, simple, and comfortable.

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