Bobby "Blue" Bland, the legendary R&B singer who made some of his finest records for Houston label Duke/Peacock -- including arguably his crowning achievement, 1961's Two Steps From the Blues -- has passed away at age 83, according to reports. Citing a report from the Memphis Music Foundation, tha ... More >>
Houston sax lion has always been in the "hottest band around."
After 50 years as one of Texas's top powerhouse entertainers, Roy Head calls son Sundance the real star in the family.
The final installment of our Five States of Texas project brings it all back home, to the new state of Brazoria, encompassing all of Southeast Texas from the Brazos Valley to Sabine Pass. Patron Saint: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. A master of rock and roll, country, Cajun/Creole, blues and jazz, n ... More >>
[Note: Click on the numbers for parts 1, 2 and 3.] Fifth Ward music mogul Don Robey was so taken with Gatemouth Brown's talents that he built his entire Peacock label around him. Robey already owned the Bronze Peacock night club and various other business interests, but it was his meeting of Br ... More >>
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ames Hunter appears Friday, May 26, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899
The North Mississippi Allstars and Houston DJ Jimmy D team up on a revolutionary EP
Rich's goes straight, and the wait for a first-class, midsize Houston venue could be over
The proposed Museum of American Music History could be the solution to our "image problem"
Two Steps from the Blues (MCA/Duke-Peacock)
Some 12-bar specialists serve only themselves. I.J. Gosey serves the greater good of the music.
You think you like the blues? You ain't seen nothing yet.
Joe "Guitar" Hughes has never strayed far from the town that gave him his sound
Let Bobby Inside Your Head
Gatemouth Brown's lesson for longevity do what you do, and be the best at it