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Texas Flood Blues

May 30, 2015

Texas is prone to gully-washers and toad-stranglers, thunderstorms that turn washes and arroyos into rivers, and rivers into inland seas. Every couple of decades there’s a big one.

Larry Davis co-wrote and recorded the song “Texas Flood” in 1958, with Fenton Robinson on guitar. Texans Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan jammed on the tune in the CHCH-TV studio in Hamilton, Ontario on December 6, 1983 for the television series In Session.

Mr. Vaughn’s 1983 studio recording of this Blues is the most well-known, but Fenton Robinson’s 1974 version has a lot to offer.

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Johnny Winter, 1944 – 2014

July 18, 2014

Johnny Winter, 1944 – 2014

Blues guitarist, singer, and producer Johnny Winter (John Dawson Winter III) died Wednesday while on tour in Europe.

 More:

“The Lion in Johnny Winter: A Tribute to the Guitar Icon,” David Marchese, Rolling Stone

“Texas guitar great Johnny Winter dies,” Andrew Dansby, Houston Chronicle

“Johnny Winter, Virtuosic Blues Guitarist, Dies at 70,” Ben Sisario, New York Times

“Blues Guitarist Johnny Winter Dies At 70,” Bill Chappell, NPR

“Johnny Winter remembered: Blues guitarist struck a chord with rock fans,” Jim Farber, New York Daily News

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Hubert Sumlin

December 6, 2011

Hubert Sumlin, 1931 -- 2011

Blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin, best known for his collaboration with Howlin’ Wolf, passed away on December 4, 2011. He was 80 years old.

“Hubert Sumlin, Master of Blues Guitar, Dies at 80,” Bill Friskics-Warren, New York Times

“Hubert Sumlin Dead at 80,” Rolling Stone

“Guitarist Hubert Sumlin energized Howlin’ Wolf’s hits,” Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

“Hubert Sumlin obituary,” Tony Russell, The Guardian

“Legendary blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin asked for his guitar before he died,” Dan Goldberg,  Newark Star Ledger

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