Folk Blues

Jack Kelly & His South Memphis Jug Band – “Highway No. 61”

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Several decades before Bob Dylan recorded his breakthrough “Highway 61 Revisited” album, the folk-blues song “Highway No. 61” was interpreted […]

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The Mississippi Sheiks – “Please Baby”

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The Mississippi Sheiks from Bolton, Mississippi were a popular band in their time, and their recorded songs have been covered […]

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Mississippi John Hurt – “Avalon Blues”

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“Avalon Blues” was the last song recorded by Mississippi John Hurt in the 1920’s. Named for Hurt’s hometown of Avalon, […]

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Big Joe Williams – “Stack O’ Dollars”

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Mississippi blues legend Big Joe Williams testifies on the real value of a Stack O’ Dollars, on this astonishing early […]

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Son House – “My Black Mama (Part 1)”

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The lyrics and music that Son House put down in the 1920’s and early 30’s left an indelible mark on […]

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Bertha Lee with Charley Patton – “Mind Reader Blues”

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Charley Patton[/caption]Recorded shortly before Charley Patton’s death, “Mind Reader Blues” is a song he performed with his common-law wife, Bertha […]

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Kansas Joe McCoy – “Pile Driver Blues”

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Kansas Joe McCoy and his wife Memphis Minnie were stars in the Memphis and Chicago blues music scenes. Together they […]

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Frank Stokes – “I’m Going Away Blues”

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Often hailed as the “Father of the Memphis blues” guitar style, Frank Stokes recorded dozens of 78 RPM sides for […]

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Walter “Buddy Boy” Hawkins – “Snatch It Back Blues”

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Walter “Buddy Boy” Hawkins is one of those great pre-war blues artists for whom it is hard to find biographical […]

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Son House – “Clarksdale Moan”

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Son House was discovered and promoted as a young man by reigning Delta Blues king, Charley Patton. House’s style would […]

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Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie – “When The Levee Breaks”

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A peculiar detail about Chicago Blues legend Joe McCoy is that he had a lot of stage names. Best known […]

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Charley Patton – “High Water Everywhere Parts 1 & 2”

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The “Father Of The Delta Blues,” Charley Patton lived from around 1887 to April 28, 1934. His performances and recorded […]

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Jimmy Davis – “She’s A Hum Dum Dinger”

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She’s A Hum Dum Dinger from Dingersville. What more do you need to know about my baby? Oh my Lord […]

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