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When Howlin' Wolf romped through "Wang Dang Doodle" or thundered in "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy," the snarling guitar that accompanied him belonged to one of the greatest bluesmen to pick up the instrument: Hubert Sumlin. The cry of Sumlin's guitar ...
When Bob Hare opened his Hermosa Beach coffeehouse in 1958, he called it the Insomniac because it was open until 3 a.m. He brewed his coffee in a 300-pound dry-cleaning boiler and served it to such high-profile members of the Beat Generation as Allen...
Tags: Music, Hermosa, Music Industry, Los Angeles Times, Artists
What is it that turns some perfectly normal people into rude, unconcerned, uncaring, inattentive zombies when they visit the supermarket? Why do some people abuse the use of handicap parking labels just so they can park closer to the entrance of the...
The members of the folk group the Highwaymen were freshmen in the same fraternity at Wesleyan University in Connecticut when they came together to perform at a campus party in 1958. By their senior year, the quintet had a No. 1 single with their haunting...
Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73. She died at...
Wyland seethed. Five days after an explosion at the Deepwater Horizon offshore rig in April 2010 killed 11 oil platform workers, the Laguna Beach marine artist was in a boat in Gulf of Mexico waters off the Louisiana coast, surveying the environmental...
Tags: Conservation, Movies, Taj Mahal, Music Industry, Romance (genre)
firstname.lastname@example.orgEditor's note: In the original version of this story, information about the two Hank Williams shows performed by Robbie Limon was incorrect. Limon performed in “Lost Highway: The Life and Legend of Hank Williams Sr.,” in 2011 at Totem Pole...
He was the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and -- for an extraordinary 80-plus years -- the voice of the Delta blues. David "Honeyboy" Edwards picked cotton and pulled corn on Mississippi Delta plantations from age 9, living the hard...
Tags: Concerts, Music, Joe Williams, Willie Dixon, Music Industry
They buried Hubert Sumlin two weeks ago at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, laying to rest the man whose ferocious guitar riffs galvanized Howlin' Wolf's classic recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Just before Sumlin's casket was lowered...
So at the Auditorium Theatre – the 3,929-seat Auditorium Theatre – one currently finds an Australian Elwood Blues, a British Jake Blues and aEuropean cover band, all working, along with a trio of women called the Bluettes, for Dutch producers....
You can't find the blues on radio very easily these days, unless you hunt low down on the dial in the small hours of the morning. Same with TV -- a vast wasteland, as far as real blues is concerned. Record stores -- remember those? -- no longer can...
David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and — for an extraordinary 80-plus years — the voice of the Delta blues, died Monday at his home in Chicago, said his longtime manager, Michael Frank. He was 96 and...
Dec 10, 2011 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Dec 26, 2011 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Apr 26, 2012 |Story| Coastline Pilot
Apr 21, 2012 |Story| Herald Mail
Aug 29, 2011 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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Aug 30, 2011 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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