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The Day Carlos Santana Met Miles Davis

“Miles was right. We didn’t understand harmonically or structurally what he and his band were doing. They had another kind of vocabulary, which came from a higher form of musical expression. It came from a special place—from Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane—and at the same time it was deep in blues roots and expanded into funk and rock sounds” – Carlos Santana recounts meeting Miles from Ashley Kahn’s book Santana.
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Dr. John and Eric Clapton

This VH-1 Duets concert from May 9th 1996, captures Clapton in his mid-nineties blues embrace and Dr. John belting New Orleans R&B vocals as only he can. Quite a pairing!

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Little Freddie King at The Ogden Museum

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British Blues Top Ten

Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated with Mick Jagger in 1962

Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated with Mick Jagger in 1962

“While it’s easy to associate British blues strictly with its superstar proponents—especially guitar gods such as Clapton, Page, and Beck—it’s easy to overlook the lesser-known acts who were intricately woven into the British blues family tree as well, in many cases providing a sort of minor-league club team system that supplied top players for the major league stadium fillers who would follow.”

British Blues Top 10

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Willie Dixon and Robbie Robertson jamming in Chicago

Influential Chicago bluesman and producer Willie Dixon (playing the paper sheet) with Robbie Robertson on guitar performing Seventh Son.

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July 12, 2016 · 4:49 pm