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2018 Deep Blues Festival, Clarksdale.

Deep Blues Festival starts Thursday

2018 Deep Blues Festival October 11-14 Clarksdale BUY TICKETS here Event Schedule Thursday, October 11 Molly Gene One Whoaman Band Venue: The New Roxy 7:00 PM           Jimbo Mathus and the Dirty Crooks Venue:  The New Roxy 8:00 PM           RL Boyce Venue: The Shack Up Inn […]

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Jimmy Reed.

2 Day in Music: Sept. 6th (Jimmy… you were the Boss Man)

Notable events in music history that have happened on September 6th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1877:   Cornet player and early developer of New Orleans’ jazz and ragtime, Buddy Bolden (“Funky Butt”, Buddy Bolden’s Blues”, “Callin’ My Chillun’ Home”) born in New Orleans. 1925:  Blues great Jimmy Reed […]

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2 Day in Music: Sept 4th (Chicago bans Street Fighting Man)

Notable events in music history that have happened on September 4th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1781:  Los Angeles is founded by 44 Spanish settlers. 1882:  Thomas Edison starts the first commercial electric power plant in history. 1888:  George Eastman gets his patent for a camera that uses […]

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Buddy Guy.

2 Day in Music: Aug. 30th (Buddy, Buddy, Buddy…)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 30th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1800:  Gabriel Prosser postpones a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before he can make it happen. 1836:  Houston, Texas founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen. […]

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David 'Honeyboy' Edwards.

2 Day in Music: Aug. 29th (Honeyboy and Jimmy Reed)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 29th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 708:  Copper coins in Japan for the first time. 1758:  First reservation established for Native American Indians at Indian Mills, New Jersey. 1831:  Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday. 1885:  The first […]

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The Beatles (smoked out)

2 Day in Music: Aug. 28th (I Have a Dream & Blowin’ in the Wind)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 28th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1845:  The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published. 1898:  Caleb Bradham invents a carbonated soft drink that later becomes Pepsi-Cola. 1925:  Dancer great and actor Donald O’Connor (“Singin’ in the […]

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"Family Style" by Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Song 2 Day: White Boots (thank you Mama V.)

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. With heartfelt honor on the day that Stevie Ray Vaughan left us in 1990, “White Boots” is a song off the album “Family Style” by brothers Jimmie and Stevie Ray.  The album was recorded in Memphis, Dallas and New York in […]

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Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

2 Day in Music: Aug 27th (Stevie Ray, oh no!)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 27th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1776:  The British win the Battle of Long Island (General William Howe defeats George Washington, but the Brits lose the war at Yorktown in 5 years later). 1832:  Chief Blackhawk of the […]

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Count Basie.

2 Day in Music: Aug. 26th (Count Basie gets his singer)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 26th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1902:  Blues, swing jazz singer, and featured singer of Count Basie’s Orchestra, Jimmy Rushing (“Mister Five by Five”, “Good Morning Blues”) born in Oklahoma City. 1936:  Helen McKay sings the first song […]

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Clarksdale blues icon, John Lee Hooker.

2 Day in Music: Aug 22nd (happy birthday John Lee)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 22nd from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 565:  Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland. 1654:  Jacob Barsimson is first Jewish immigrant to come to New Amsterdam in America. 1890:  Delta blues fiddler and songwriter, who played […]

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