Don’s Tunes is about the music. It’s about the sound. It’s about true emotion and true artists. My mission is to find and share with you that special blues & jazz tunes that really touch the senses and the soul.
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Melvin Taylor is one of the greatest guitarists in the history of rock, blues, and jazz. He is often referred to as a guitar players guitarist. This self taught master was influenced by many of histories true guitar pioneers including – Albert King, Jimmy Reed, Wes Montgomery, and Jimi Hendrix.read more
Manu Rodriguez began his musical journey in 1976 after being infected by the music of the Beatles. Before long, he had formed his first school band, playing live wherever and whenever possible.read more
Mike Andersen is first and foremost a singer with a strong, sensitive, empathetic voice. While young his idols were the great blues guitarists and soul singers, he has uncompromisingly grown from boyhood to be exceedingly proficient in both genres today.read more
The original boogie man, John Lee Hooker sustained a career of more than 50 years with his incessant one-chord stomp and half-spoken vocal style. But behind the captivating, hypnotic rhythm Hooker found his own deep blues – one with dark tones and mysterious flurries of notes – as he groped to express, often with a wicked irony, his own feelings of pain and desire.read more
According to Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and the late Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy is the greatest blues guitarist of all time. An enormous influence on these musicians as well as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, he is the living embodiment of Chicago blues.read more
Though Hawkins’ songs didn’t top the charts, they’ve had an enormous influence on music. Every artist who has recorded creepy music in the past 50 years – or used wild and shocking props on stage – can thank Hawkins for doing it first. And his songs have made their way into the pop culture consciousness.read more