Some collectors have written off Bumble Bee Slim as a lightweight for his later work, but his early songs, like ‘Rough Rugged Road,’ show off his skills
The blues group hit its peak with a release on Okeh. But in 1932, The Sheiks produced a six-pack of records with Paramount that are very hard to find today.
The adage goes that “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Well, bluesman Charley Patton took that advice to heart when he put out his hit song, “Some Summer Day.”
Think of the song “See See Rider” and chances are pretty good your mental jukebox cues up a version by The Animals.
But years before The Animals were out of diapers — let alone in them — Ma Rainey made her mark with the song “See See Rider Blues.”
Two of the bluesman’s three Paramount records have never been found, but a $25,000 bounty may change all of that …
When it comes to Mattie Delaney, there are far more questions than answers
As quickly as Hurt came onto the scene, he was gone, because his later records didn’t sell as well as “Frankie.”
The song’s basic framework was in place long before Little Richard put pen to paper, or for that matter, before he was even born, as James “Boodle It” Wiggins, recorded “Keep Knocking But You Can’t Get In.”
Bluesman Furry Lewis should’ve been busting his buttons that two artists who hit it big in the 1950s thought enough of his early work to, um, “sample” it.