Living Blues #267 July/August 2020



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Tutu Jones

We Never Quit. We Die in Music

By Scott M. Bock

South Dallas bluesman Tutu Jones burst onto the scene as a hot, fresh young guitarist in the 1990s. Things didn’t necessarily work out as planned over the next two decades but Jones has never given up. A little older and a lot wiser, now he is ready to be heard.

Jamiah Rogers

I Want to Continue Playing the Blues

By Mike Stephenson

Chicago’s Jamiah Rogers is just 25 but his presence in the local scene is exploding. One of the most popular young local blues artists today, Jamiah Rogers is the face of the future of Chicago blues.

Blues Everywhere I Go 

By Jim DeKoster

A list of 50 songs that capture the blues in some of its many venues.

The First Time
I Heard the Blues . . . 

By Jas Obrecht

We all recall our first truly memorable experience with the blues, even blues artists themselves. We explore some of these moments from the pages of LB’s first 25 years.

Let It Roll

B.B. King, Live at the Regal, ABC Records,
Chicago, November 20–21, 1964 

By Jas Obrecht

Recorded over two nights at the legendary Regal Theater in Chicago, B.B. King’s Live at the Regal is one of the greatest live recordings in the history of the blues. 

Record Reviews

  • New Releases: Bettye LaVette, Linsey Alexander, and Dorothy Moore
  • Reissues: The Staple Singers, John Lee Hooker, and Johnny Otis



Blues News 

Artist to Artist with Lamont Jack Pearley 

Breaking Out – The M.S.G. Acoustic Blues Trio

LB Talks to Steve Howell

Book Reviews


Radio Charts 

Cover photo by Gene Tomko

Tutu Jones performing at the Eastside Kings Festival, Austin, Texas, September 14, 2019.

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