Living Blues #246 December2016/January2017
Big Bill Morganfield
I’m My Daddy’s Rising Son
By David Whiteis
Georgia bluesman William “Big Bill” Morganfield is the 60-year-old son of Muddy Waters. Although estranged from his father much of his young life, Waters’ influence on Bill was deep and eventually led him to become the bluesman he is today.
Eddie Taylor Jr.
One Day This Will Pay Off
By Steve Sharp
The sixth of Eddie and Vera Taylor’s eight children, 44-year-old Eddie Jr. has inherited his father’s gift for playing the blues. Recent struggles with his health have forced Taylor to limit his touring, but he is ever present on the current Chicago blues scene.
All in the Family
By Lee Hildebrand
The daughter of Rufus Thomas, sister of Marvell and Carla, Vaneese Thomas carries on the family tradition of musical creativity.
Amy van Singel
Living Blues co-founding editor Amy van Singel died on September 19, 2016. We say goodbye to Amy and honor her legacy with this tribute.
- New Releases by: Albert White, Grady Champion and Dr. John
- Reissues by: U.P. Wilson, Ike and Tina Turner and Elmore James
Breaking Out: Andrew Alli
Living Blues Talks to Thornetta Davis
Cover photo by Joseph A. Rosen
Big Bill Morganfield performing at the Chicago Blues Festival, June 12, 2009.