Living Blues #246 November/December2016


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.

Vaneese Thomas

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

A Tribute

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.

Record Reviews

  • New Releases by: Albert White, Grady Champion and Dr. John
  • Reissues by: U.P. Wilson, Ike and Tina Turner and Elmore James


Blues News

Breaking Out: Andrew Alli

Living Blues Talks to Thornetta Davis

Book Reviews


Radio Charts

Cover photo by Joseph A. Rosen

Big Bill Morganfield performing at the Chicago Blues Festival, June 12, 2009.




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