Monday, May 26, 2008

Provogue released The Outsider, album by Walter Trout, nominated for 2009 Blues Music Awards in Rock Blues Album Of The Year category.

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Kenny Wayne Shepherd went on No. 1 for the third time with 10 Days Out: Blues From The Backroads on Billboard Blues charts for two weeks.

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Saturday, May 26, 2001

B.B. King & Eric Clapton went on No. 1 for the fifth time with Riding With The King on Billboard Blues charts for one week.

Tuesday, May 26, 1998

Malaco released For Real, an album by Little Milton, nominated for 1999 W.C. Handy Blues Awards in Soul Blues Album Of The Year category.

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Friday, May 26, 1989
Singer and player of piano, saxophone, vibraphone, and a bandleader, Phineas Newborn Jr. died at the age of 67 of a lung cancer in Memphis, TN.
Tuesday, May 26, 1987
American Bluesman of American and Cherokee origin, Robert Wilkins died in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 91.
Wednesday, May 26, 1976
American Blues singer and guitar player, Guitar Shorty (John Henry Fortescue) died in Rocky Mount, North Carolina at the age of 53.
Sunday, May 26, 1968
Popular American R&B singer of 1950s, Little Willie John died of a heart attack at Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla, Washington, aged 30.
Saturday, May 26, 1962

Ray Charles went on No. 1 with "I Can't Stop Loving You" on US R&B charts for nine weeks overturning Dee Dee Sharp with "Mashed Potato Time".

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Monday, May 26, 1958
"(I'm Gonna) Jump for Joy", the twentieth and last of Big Joe Turner's run of hits, entered the US R&B record chart.