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Friday Night with Guitar George: Robert Johnson Edition, Part Two

No dope smoking, no beer sold after twelve o’clock Rosedale Mississippi Magic City Juke Joint Mr. Johnson sings over in the corner by the bar Sold his soul to the devil so he can play guitar Too cool to be

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Robert Johnson Edition, Part One

You want to know how good the blues can get? Well, this is it. –Keith Richards One of Chick Fil-A’s advertising slogans is “We did not invent the chicken. Just the chicken sandwich.” Robert Johnson did not invent the Delta

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Elmore James Edition

A three-inch section of hollow glass is the humble object that represents a balm to the soul, a salve to weary bones and a troubled mind. This singular item represents the difference between guitar and slide guitar, which is not

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Son House Edition

You may not recognize the name Son House, but if you are a fan of blues rock or the Delta blues that inspired it, or if you happen to be a fan of Jack White, then you are at least

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Friday Night with Guitar George: Muddy Waters Edition

Muddy Waters was born McKinley Morganfield in rural northwestern Mississippi in 1915, not far from Clarksdale, home of the legendary Crossroads.   Muddy learned to play harmonica as a child and guitar as a teenager.  He was a fan of, and

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Friday Night with Guitar George: RL Burnside Edition

I didn’t mean to kill nobody. I meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head and two times in the chest. Him dying was between him and the Lord. –R.L. Burnside This week Guitar George returns to the ongoing series

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