Blues artists in flash document: Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Memphis Minnie, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, Bessie Smith, Leadbelly, Ida Cox, Willie Dixon, Rosco Gordon, Sippie Wallace, Sonny Boy Williamson II



 

Ethel Waters was an American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress.

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Welcome to the home page of Gordzilla’s Blues web site. This web site was established to pay homage to the independence philosophy of the blues. It is not officially affiliated with or in competition with any blues organization. It is operated by individual(s) who love blues and respect its independent values. One must learn to appreciate the value of independence in the blues to understand the music, promote it and keep it alive.

Blues is an independent music form allowing musicians a powerful means of self expression and freedom. Blues is perhaps the most misunderstood and misjudged music in American history. Since its foundation, there has not been any music influencing life as Blues. It is essential to understand the roots of the Blues and its bond to nearly every form of modern music. Quite simply, ALL modern music placing the individual above the group is a direct descendant of the Blues: jazz, rock, doo wop, funk, rap, etc.

James Reeser and the Backseat Drivers (top) and Cash O'Riley (bottom) were featured in the Capital Area Blues Society Beale Street Blues Send-off held at the Green Door on January 20, 2019. Reeser and O'Riley will compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee January 22-26, 2019 representing CABS and Central Michigan area.

The stellar afternoon of entertainment featured CABS Blues Brawl band winner James Reeser and the Backseat Drivers and duo winner Cash O’Riley, along with performances by The Lansing Blues All-Stars, and Nichols and Frog.  

In this Edition:

 

Gem Theater Winter Blues Series in St Louis, Michigan
Nancy Wilson Passes Away at Age 81.
Glenn Schwartz Passes at Age 79.
Clydie King, whose voice was heard on dozens of rock classics, including the Rolling Stones’ “Tumbling Dice” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” dies at 75.
Those We Lost in 2018
James Walter Robford of the Kinks Passes Away
2018 Breakin' Bread with the Blues in Photo Section
Esther Jones, Gertrude C. Saunders, and Teddy Darby in BlueStory Section !