Sentenced to prison for the murder of his wife, Alger ‘Texas’ Alexander didn’t just sing the blues, he lived them.
Son House was a Delta Blues innovator who influenced generations of musicians. In all fairness, though, Rube Lacy should get a bit of the credit for helping House learn to play guitar in the first place.
Don’t have a bottomless slush fund to buy original Robert Johnson 78s? Now you can get closer to that experience than ever before, thanks to a limited-edition collector’s set.
Discover the legendary bluesman who played hard, died young and left behind a myth and a mystery almost as big as his musical legacy.
Decades before there were burning bras, hyphenated last names or girl power in general, blues queen Ida Cox laid out a game plan for the ladies: Kick back with a drink, have a good time, and don’t take any crap from some sorry man.
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 …