“God Moves On the Water” was recorded by Blind Willie Johnson for Columbia Records in New Orleans when representatives from the great label of the North went on a field expedition throughout Louisiana to try and find regional talent. It’s safe to say they hit the jackpot with the blind singing songwriting preaching Texan.
Blues Images’ new 2017 wall calendar/CD brings back yesteryear’s blues.
Sure, Sophie Tucker tried to parlay a song title into a nickname, but if you ask most blues fans, Mother Of The Blues Gertrude ‘Ma’ Rainey wins the title.
Blues Images’ 2013 wall calendar offers vintage illustrated ads for 1920s-30s blues recordings plus as CD of the songs whose ads on the calendar.
Sentenced to prison for the murder of his wife, Alger ‘Texas’ Alexander didn’t just sing the blues, he lived them.
Discover the legendary bluesman who played hard, died young and left behind a myth and a mystery almost as big as his musical legacy.