Category Archives: Blues

Listen To Jimi Hendrix Cover Muddy Waters’ Mannish Boy

In April of 1969 Jimi Hendrix recorded a cover of Muddy Waters’ “Mannish Boy” at The Record Plant studios in New York with Buddy Miles and Billy Cox. The recording happened before they became the Band Of Gypsies.

“Mannish Boy” will be on Both Sides Of The Sky, a collection of unheard recordings Hendrix created between 1968 and 1970. There are collaborations with Johnny Winter, Lonnie Youngblood and Stephen Stills.

Both Sides Of The Sky will be released March 9th.


Fantastic Negrito Releases Video For Push Back

Fantastic Negrito’s The Last Days Of Oakland has been re-released “Push Back” is one of two new songs added to the tracklisting. Watch him sing in the video about people living each day with anxiety. He won his first Grammy this year and he’s currently touring the United States.


Nas & Jack White Recreate The Memphis Jug Band’s On The Road Again

Nas and Jack White have recreated The Memphis Jug Band’s “On The Road Again” for the PBS documentary American Epic. They were joined by a bluegrass band and transformed the 1928 blues song into a hip-hop production. American Epic explores the beginnings of recorded music when record companies traveled the country with electrical recording equipment looking for new artists.

Robert Redford narrates the three-part documentary that he executive produced with White and T Bone Burnett. Raphael Saadiq, The Alabama Shakes, Willie Nelson Rhiannon Giddens, Beck and Los Lobos are among the performers who appear in the film. The soundtracks American Epic: The Soundtrack and American Epic: The Collection will be released on White’s Third Man Records.

American Epic will premiere May 16th and the American Epic Sessions concert film will air June 6th on PBS.




Gary Clark Jr.: Shake Featuring Leon Bridges Official Video

Gary Clark Jr.’s “Shake” featuring Leon Bridges becomes a sketched cartoon moving at a frenetic pace. Bridges’ appearance on “Shake” fulfills the dream collaboration that many of their fans have for both of them. Clark will tour his Live North America 2016 all summer.


Candace Bellamy Debuts Her Bluesy Single Trigger

Candace Bellamy taps into the blues for her new single “Trigger.” Bellamy is emerging with her debut album Undone after years of singing for fun. Undone will have the benefit of her collaborations with veteran songwriters Ruth Carter and Jake Langley. “Trigger” tells the story of a woman trying to resist an alluring man against a lazy tempo and lots of blues guitar. Bellamy’s Undone will be available on May 5th.