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    TearDrop Artist Joe Kelley, who played bass and guitar for the group Shadows of Knight and was a major blues guitarist in the Chicago area, died on Sunday Sept 1st after battling cancer.

    Kelley originally played in local Chicago bands the Exides and the Vectors but was recruited to join the Shadows of Knight in 1965. The group had formed the previous year but original bassist Wayne Pursell left and Kelley was brought in.

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Published on May 7, 2013

Mike Smith interviews J.B. for the Artist Series About his slide influences, his first guitar, and a whole lot more..

Veteran blues guitarist J. B. Ritchie celebrates his 60th birthday
with a show at Buddy Guy’s Legends, Oct. 6

Chicago Blues Guide staff writer Liz Mandeville learned, Ritchie is fortunate to keep having birthdays. read more...


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   Kathi McDonald has been part of some of Rock & Rolls most important recordings. From her role as an Ikette with Ike and Tina Turner's Las Vegas shows to Leon Russell's recordings with the Shelter People and the Rolling Stones "Exile On Main Street".Read More

   Rich Kirch, former Chicago native and part of the Chicago Blues scene from the mid 70's was a guitarist with The Jimmy Dawkins Blues Band, The Jimmy Rogers Blues Band among others. Read More

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     Callin' All Blues 

 Lifelong Chicagoan Scott Bradbury began playing blues harmonica and singing as a teen in the 60's and served a long apprenticship in Jimmy Rogers' touring band. For several decades he's nurtured a style that showcases his fine grasp of Little Walter, James Cotton, Paul Butterfield, and especially Junior Wells, whose style he is almost single handedly keeping alive today. ...read more...

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J.B. Ritchie breaths new life into the blues! With his Teardrop Records debut release of Power Blues, guitar virtuoso J.B. Ritchie shows off his blistering slide guitar licks on some great old blues classics. J.B. s' renditions of these classics as well as a couple of original tunes gives the listener a  real power blues experience like only the J.B. Ritchie band can. Tunes found on the J.B. Ritchie Power Blues CD include Rocket 88, She's Nineteen Years Old, Howlin For My Darlin, Champagne And Reefer, Trouble No More, Messin With The Kid, Hoochie Coochie Man, Shake It For Me, Nervous Breakdown, You Don't Gotta, Little Red Rooster and Shake Your Money Maker. It's been a long time coming for this Chicago area blues man, but wait no more, 
             J.B. Ritchie and Power Blues is here!

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Joe Kelley ~ Photo By Tracy Surface



The Legnd Continues

    As the 1960's came to a close, Joe Kelley was earning a reputation as one of the hottest blues guitarist in Chicago. Joe honed his guitar and vocal skills on Chicago's south side, working with many of the blues greats including Sam Lay.
    Joe spent many a late night and early morning taking in the wisdom of the great Willie Dixon. He has recorded with Wild Child Butler and Long John Hunter.
Joe Kelley "The Blue Shadow" is his debut release as a front man. Included
are seven originals proving that Joe takes his blues seriously.

"This guy has got what it takes to make strings on a guitar talk " - Magic Slim

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