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November 19, 2018

    1979: Chuck Berry released from Lompoc federal prison in California on November 19, 1979. Berry was sentenced to four months and community service for tax evasion.

    1955: Blues guitarist and singer Chris Cain was born November 19, 1955, in San Jose, California.

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“Hideaway” by Freddie King

    “Hide Away” is an electric blues guitar instrumental recorded by Texas bluesman Freddie King. The song was written by Freddie King and Sonny Thompson (pianist and A&R man at Federal Records).

    “Hide Away” was released in 1960 on a 7-inch 45 rpm vinyl record, backed with “I Love The Woman” (which was originally the A-side). The song was recorded at King Records Studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, on August 26, 1960. The producer was Sonny Thompson. The song first appeared on the album “Let’s Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddie King”.

    This song is the number 32 greatest blues song of all time according to Digital Dream Door’s Rick Varner.

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Upcoming Events

BENIFIT FOR BANGWELL Max Bangwell has been a fixture in the SoCal Blues Community for decades. He is one of the best drummers in the world as well as one of the greatest entertainers, and he has cancer. On Sunday, March 23 there will be a benefit featuring DOZENS of name blues players at the Gaslight in Long Beach.

HOW COOL IS THIS??? On Sunday, March 16th from 1 to 3 "Blues 4 Finis" will be held in the Rec Room of Carehouse in Santa Ana - the facility treating stoke victim Finis Tasby. Join The Mighty Mojo Profits, LA Jones and many more.

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THE BLUES IS COMING TO VENTURA COUNTY Check out this line up - Kim Wilson, Sugar Ray Rayford, Kid Ramos, Sista Monica Parker, Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers, and more. Saturday, April 26, always a cool day of blues every year!

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