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    You have never heard of Sam “Bluzman” Taylor? .. with a long legacy of hit songs and performance, he was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 20...
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    The Blues Foundation has announced three living performers to be inducted into its Blues Hall of Fame. The three are Tommy Brown, Eric Clapton and Little Richard! What a w...
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    The late JJ Buckland and family Elizabeth Luther   Last Thursday night, musician JJ Buckland was at a local open mic, soloing on his favorite song, “Stormy Mond...
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