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Ron Levy: Life with Flying V Giant Albert King

Blues ‘n’ groove keyboard MVP and producer Ron Levy has spent more than 40 years on the road and in the studio, leading his own bands — including his exploratory, long-running outfit Wild Kingdom — and working with a cavalcade of influential artists. That extraordinarily long list includes B.B. King, the band Roomful of Blues, Muddy Waters and Magic Sam disciple Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson, and funk-jazz saxist Karl Denson among others. All of that and more is chronicled in Levy’s first book, Tales Of…
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Albert King’s ‘Born Under a Bad Sign’ Album Reissued on Stax Records

Any list of seminal 1960s electric blues albums is incomplete without Albert King’s Born Under a Bad Sign positioned near the top. The Indianola, Mississippi-born “King of the Blues Guitar,” who cut his professional teeth as a resident of the …
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Left-Handed Guitarists: the Famous and the Facts

Around 10-15% of the world’s people are left-handed. Why so few? No-one knows. Yet studies show that mathematicians, musicians, architects, and artists are more commonly left-handers than would be expected. When it comes to guitarists, that certainly seems to be true. Let’s look at guitar’s left-handers… some obvious, but others you’d never even know. The obvious biggies first – Jimi Hendrix, Tony Iommi, Kurt Cobain, Paul McCartney and many more play left-handed. But it wasn’t always easy for some of them…
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