Shemekia Copeland's new album, Outskirts Of Love, comes out Sept. 11. Mike White/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mike Flangin's debut album, The Drifter, comes out Aug. 21. Ashley McCue/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buddy Guy's latest album is titled Born to Play Guitar. Josh Cheuse/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Queen Latifah plays blues singer Bessie Smith in the HBO movie Bessie. Frank Masi/Courtesy of HBO hide caption

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B.B King in 1996. David Redfern/Redferns hide caption

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