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Big Mama Thornton

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    July 24, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    R.I.P. Johnny Otis, R&B Pioneer

    Johnny Otis, the Vallejo-born musician who helped coalesce jazz, blues, and gospel into rock 'n' roll and rhythm and blues, died Tuesday at his home in Altadena, California. He was 90. Best known for classics like "Hand Jive" -- an early rock 'n' roll hit -- and the sensual "Harlem Nocturne," Otis ... More >>

  • Film

    February 2, 2005
  • Film

    November 17, 2004

    Next Best Thing

    If you weren't at this landmark blues concert, Lightning in a Bottle will do

  • Music

    September 15, 1999

    Back Door Memories

    Tom Mazzolini speaks proudly of his San Francisco Blues Festival. But each musician is proud for a different reason.

  • Music

    February 17, 1999

    Remembering Charles Brown

    The Bay Area bluesman's influence was recognized as massive eventually

  • Calendar

    November 18, 1998
  • Music

    July 2, 1997

    Get It While You Can

    Jerry Ragavoy and the ghost of Janis Joplin

  • Music

    July 24, 1996
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    March 13, 1996
  • News

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    Shelter Skelter (Part I)

    In 1984, four women living in city housing projects said they wanted to get out. Only one made it.

  • News

    November 1, 1995

    Shelter Skelter (Part II)

    In 1984, four women living in city housing projects said they wanted to get out. Only one made it.

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