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Deborah Sachs says ...
Blues has been a part of my life since at least 1966 when I quite by chance heard B.B. King play in a hole-in-the-wall bar on Broad Street in Philadelphia. More good fortune for me when I found myself at the first annual Ann Arbor Blues Festival where just about every blues musician you might want to hear performed onstage and jammed behind the stage most of the night. Appreciate all blues and love most of it but B.B. King is it for me. He truly has something beyond description that touches me and never grows old.
05/06/2012 4:47:57 PM CDT
Michael Coates says ...
The Blues is universal, but it is born in Africa. It grew wings in the U.S., especially flying from the South to Chicago and now spirals around the globe. One of my most memorable evenings was hearing a surprise set from Buddy Guy in his club last year.
05/06/2012 11:12:44 PM CDT
Ms. Kelly says ...
Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago means listening to Tyron Davis. Who is the King of the Blues? Robert Johnson? Or Bobby Blue Bland? Have a conversation with Dan Akroyd, comic/actor and he will tell you that Little Jr. Parker and Sonny Boy represent what real blues is all about. The blues for me means walking down Bourbon Street in New Orleans and walking into a bar and B.B. King is playing for a crowd of folks and you suddenly understand the true meaning of "jaw dropping". It means falling in LOVE with Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf while you are twenty years old....
05/07/2012 4:23:14 PM CDT
Nique says ...
This would be the perfect gift for my dad for father's day. I'd love to win it for him. Thanks for being so culturally diverse Whole Foods and supporting music from great African artists! I truly appreciate Whole Foods Market featuring this article by Dan Storper to show the roots of Blues music, and educating those who may have been unaware ot its origins. My favorite Blues artist is B.B King (and "Lucille")
05/07/2012 4:36:13 PM CDT
Lori Crowley says ...
B.B. King, Billie Holiday, and Etta James are among my favorites Blues artists. I'm especially partial to Bille and Etta, as they paved the way for powerhouse female vocalists. Their sultry voices gives me the chills. Truly amazing!
05/07/2012 4:51:54 PM CDT
Sally says ...
Irma Thomas
05/07/2012 5:17:00 PM CDT
Dorothy says ...
sounds like great music and I love the blues
05/07/2012 6:12:22 PM CDT
Jewell says ...
I love the music and have been listening to it since forever... Like the way it makes me feel
05/07/2012 9:11:05 PM CDT
Brett Asher says ...
I have so many that I could name that I love when it comes to Blues.... It is also universal!! I was in S. Africa last month (June) and saw a couple of blues musicians there. Regardless of your location in the world... Blues is Blues is Blues!! But if I had to name a few artists: Eric Clapton, Tommy Castro, Glenn Kaiser, Larry Howard, Bryn Hayworth, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, etc.
05/08/2012 11:00:27 AM CDT
Angelika says ...
Connecting generations and continents reaching out to a diverse group of people:-)
05/08/2012 2:53:28 PM CDT
Sara McNamara says ...
This looks fantastic... my kids would love this.
05/08/2012 6:46:03 PM CDT
Susanne says ...
My favorite is Taj Mahal. He is a great live performer and no two shows are ever the same!
05/09/2012 11:07:33 AM CDT
Amy O. says ...
The blues resonates in your soul. Whether you've felt what they're singing about or not. When you're listening, you can feel their emotions. Sometimes it makes you sad, sometimes happy. But the most important thing is that you FEEL.
05/09/2012 12:56:53 PM CDT
Joyce McIntyre says ...
Africa rules; I'd love to win Africa Blues!
05/10/2012 2:36:25 AM CDT
John says ...
Blues can truly encompass several genres, from traditional iconic B.B. King to more "modern" Eric Clapton. I enjoy them all.
05/10/2012 8:20:42 AM CDT
Carolyn Vandenbroucke says ...
I LOVE Blues and I LOVE all of the Putumayo CD's. I own several.
05/11/2012 2:55:47 PM CDT
jolene says ...
All blues music is wonderful!! What a beautiful voice Etta James has.
05/11/2012 9:57:30 PM CDT
Ana Papakhian says ...
Heard a great radio story on this CD and would love to hear it all!
05/14/2012 11:55:36 AM CDT
ltrain5 says ...
I LOVE Putumayo CDs!
05/15/2012 8:09:31 PM CDT
Howell says ...
I like Taj Mahal. Who doesn't?
05/16/2012 9:35:23 PM CDT
Eugenie says ...
There are so many kinds of blues. For New Orleans style blues I really like Professor Longhair.
05/16/2012 9:37:58 PM CDT
angie lilly says ...
I love the blues/jazz etc.! as for a fav artist, not sure. I love the oldies...the older the better! I like to hear the scratch of the record playing or the slightly hollow/treble sound from it being the early days of music recording. Really adds a dimension to it when you know the singers/song writers are long gone from this physical plane of existence!
05/17/2012 9:18:05 AM CDT
lori says ...
Love Putamayo CDs...this looks great!
05/17/2012 2:42:10 PM CDT
Deb cox says ...
My kids would love to jam to this!
05/17/2012 2:47:04 PM CDT

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