He’s no international man of mystery, but Gus Cannon and his alter-ego, Banjo Joe, were double agents of sorts at the Paramount and Victor record labels.
Unicorns. Honest politicians. Jaydee Short’s missing Paramount records. There are no guarantees that any of these exist, but John Tefteller is holding out hope. Well, for the records, anyway. (And maybe the unicorns.)
Making a wall calendar is pretty simple, right? Maybe if you’re talking about a run-of-the-mill calendar. But it’s different for the Blues Images calendar.
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.