1. The Orchard Acquires Blind Pig Records Catalog

    March 09, 2015 9:00 AM EDT The Orchard has acquired the master recording catalog of indie blues label Blind Pig Records, which includes albums by Muddy Waters , Magic Slim , Popa Chubby , Charlie Musselwhite , Bill Perry, James Cotton , and Otis Clay . In addition, the deal includes five new albums to be released in…

  2. Nick Moss Band Return With 'I Want the World To Know': Exclusive Listen

    September 26, 2013 6:50 AM EDT Bluesman Nick Moss is back with new music, an extensive national tour and the promise of a fresh, full-length album early next year. The former Chicago blues purist’s Nick Moss Band has released “I Want the World To Know,” lifted from his upcoming album “Time Ain't Free.” The…

  3. Blues Great Magic Slim Dies at 75

    February 21, 2013 11:21 PM EST Magic Slim, a dynamic guitarist who helped shape the sound of Chicago's electric blues, died Feb. 21 in a Philadelphia hospital. He was 75. Born Morris Holt in Torrance, Mississippi in 1937, Slim’s recording career ran from the sixties through to recent times, built on his peerless…

  4. Ball, Slim, Campbell Lead Blues Award Nominees

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer-pianist Marcia Ball, guitarist Magic Slim and the late vocalist-guitarist Little Milton Campbell lead nominees for the 2006 Blues Music Awards with four nominations apiece. Singer-pianist Marcia Ball, guitarist Magic Slim and the late vocalist-guitarist Little Milton Campbell lead…

  5. U.S. Cities Host Big New Year's Eve Shows

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square consists of little more than confetti and a sparkling ball, live music is playing a part in many cel Although what is arguably the most well-known New Year's Eve celebration in…

  6. Travolta Sings For 'Bobby Long'

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop star. On the soundtrack for his latest film, "A Love Song for Bobby Long," opening today (Dec. 29) in New York and Los At the first peak of his career, actor John Travolta was also something of a pop…

  7. Labels Rolling Out A Bounty Of 'Blues'

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and Sony Legacy and Universal Music Enterprises (UME) are rolling out a flood of releases tied to the fall PBS series "Martin Scorsese Pres The U.S. Congress has declared 2003 "the year of the blues," and…

  8. Copeland Tops W.C. Handy Blues Awards

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Vocalist Shemekia Copeland led the field at the 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards, collecting three trophies during the ceremony last night (May 22) at Memphis' Orpheum Theatre. Copeland's Alligator album Vocalist Shemekia Copeland led the field at the 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards,…

  9. 2003 W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners

    May 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT W.C. Handy Blues Awards Winners Here are the 2003 winners of the W.C. Handy Blues Awards, handed out May 22 in Memphis. Blues Entertainer of the Year: B.B. King Blues Band of the Year : Magic Slim & The Teardrops Blues Album of the Year: Shemekia Copeland, "Talking to Strangers"…

  10. Copeland, Magic Slim Lead W.C. Handy Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Sporting five nominations each, Shemekia Copeland and Magic Slim lead the field for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. Fellow veterans Solomon Burke, W.C. Clark, and Charlie M Sporting five nominations each, Shemekia Copeland and Magic Slim lead the field for the…

  11. 24th Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards Nominees

    January 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST Nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards, to be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Below are the nominees for the Blues Foundation's 24th annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards. The honors will be given out May 22 in Memphis, Tenn. Blues entertainer of the…

  12. Blue Magic

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Every now and then an emissary arrives to remind us of what we're missing. Every now and then an emissary arrives to remind us of what we're missing. That would seem to be Magic Slim's role; he's the messenger and Blue Magic is the message. The magic man reminds us, by…