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The Blues File from WXPN is a weekly look into the world of blues, keeping you up-to-date on the latest developments in this essential musical form, and exploring the long and rich history behind the blues.More from Blues File »

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Denise LaSalle "24 Hour Woman"

The Queen of Southern Soul Blues has a new album out called "24 Hour Woman." She sings that she is "over forty" but in fact is actually seventy years old, and still at the top of her game.

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Barbara Dennerlein "Bebabaloo"

Organist Barbara Dennerlein is one of the world's best players of the Hammond B3. This Blues File is a review of her latest album "Bebabaloo" which is her twenty-fifth album, celebrating a thirty-five year career as an organist. The feature includes music from the album and interview clips from Dennerlein.

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Mississippi Heat "Let's Live It Up!"

Review of "Let's Live It Up!" from the blues-R&B revue Mississippi Heat.

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Catherine Russell "Inside This Heart Of Mine"

Review of "Inside This Heart Of Mine" the third album by jazz and blus singer Catherine Russell.

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Mose Allison "The Way Of The World"

review of "The Way Of The World" new album by 82-year-ol singer, pianist, and songwriter of blues and jazz.

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Interview with Samuel James

Samuel James is a totally original interpreter of the blues tradition, with two excellent albums out, "Songs Famed For Sorrow And Joy" and "For Rosa, Maeve, And Noreen." Jonny Meister interviews James in this Blues File.

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Guitar Shorty "Bare Knuckle"

Guitar Shorty's new album "Bare Knuckle" is upbeat despite some serious social commentary and explorations of love gone horribly wrong. At age seventy, Shorty remains active and energetic, and tuned in to modern times.

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Holmes Brothers "Feed My Soul"

The Holmes Brothers' new album "Feed My Soul" may just be their greatest album yet. Propelled by Wendell Holmes's battle with cancer, the group offers a soulful and spirited mix of musicial styles and slices of life.

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Harrison Kennedy "One Dog Barkin'"

The latest album from Canadian bluesman is a triumph of great songwriting and a celebration of "less-is-more" musicianship.

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Harrison Kennedy "One Dog Barkin'"

The latest album from Canadian bluesman is a triumph of great songwriting and a celebration of "less-is-more" musicianship.

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