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Why Is the Blues Called the 'Blues'?

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Why Is the Blues Called the 'Blues'? January 4, 2013 by Debra Devis Huffington Post Why is blues music called "the blues"? The name of this great American music probably originated with the 1 READ MORE
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Downtown Memphis boosters push to add Third Street to Blues Trail

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Downtown Memphis boosters push to add Third Street to Blues Trail June 29, 2011 By Wayne Risher The Commercial Appeal Downtown boosters are calling for a Highway 61 Blues Trail leading tourist READ MORE
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/jun/29/blues-highway/

Robert Johnson changed music forever at the crossroads

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Robert Johnson changed music forever at the crossroads May 4, 2011 By Randy Lewis The Vancouver Sun CLARKSDALE, Miss. — The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn't look like an READ MORE
http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Robert+Johnson+changed+music...

Video: Remembering the Blues Queens

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Video: Remembering the Blues Queens March 30, 2011 Tony Tedeschi GlenCovePatch The great blues queens of the 1920s and ‘30s and their indelible influence may have been largely forgotten, no READ MORE
http://glencove.patch.com/articles/video-remembering-the-blues-queens

Guitar men

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Guitar men March 2011 By Tam Fiofori Next I am a guitar freak. More correctly, I have grown much older to become an unrepentant guitar buff. Both acoustic and electric guitar! I remember the READ MORE
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Some old festival music (with Muddy Waters videos)

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Some old festival music July 27, 2011 by Jim White Community Voices Even though I didn't make it, I was inspired by the Pittsburgh Blues Festival to look up some historic festival blues. On READ MORE
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Remembering the life and music of Michael Bloomfield

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Remembering the life and music of Michael Bloomfield February 15, 2011 By Jason Marck WBEZ91.5 In the summer of 1965, Bob Dylan made music history when he plugged it in. The folk hero played READ MORE
The greatest harmonica man to ever blow the blues, Little Walter died ...

This Day in Music Spotlight: The Blow That Finally Killed Little Walter

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This Day in Music Spotlight: The Blow That Finally Killed Little Walter February 15, 2011 Andrew Vaughan Gibson Lifestyle The greatest harmonica man to ever blow the blues, Little Walter died READ MORE
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/spotlight-0215-2011/

How Alan Lomax Changed the Way We Hear American Music

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How Alan Lomax Changed the Way We Hear American Music January 10, 2011 Douglas Gorney The Atlantic In 70 years of collecting and popularizing folk music, Alan Lomax changed the way people hea READ MORE
http://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2011/01/how-alan-lomax-chan...

Musician digs West Side’s hidden blues treasure (W/ audio link)

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Musician digs West Side’s hidden blues treasure March 28, 2011 by Bonni McKeown Austin Talks Blues music is a hidden treasure on the West Side, as Larry Hill Taylor and Bonni McKeown point o READ MORE
http://austintalks.org/2011/03/larry-taylor-digs-west-side%E2%80%99s-h...

The Irish and the history of the blues

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The Irish and the history of the blues March 8, 2011 Rhetta Akamatsu Examiner.com It is getting close to St. Patrick's Day and many cities are celebrating early this weekend. I am Irish by her READ MORE
http://www.examiner.com/blues-in-atlanta/the-irish-and-the-history-of-...

Who Were The Cowboys Behind 'Cowboy Songs'?

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Who Were The Cowboys Behind 'Cowboy Songs'? December 4, 2010 OPB News A hundred years ago, a collection of folk music forever re-tuned the American songbook. Cowboy Songs and Other Frontier Bal READ MORE
http://news.opb.org/article/19984-who_were_the_cowboys_behind_cowboy_s...

Teens discover St. Louis' rich, historical blues music scene

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Teens discover St. Louis' rich, historical blues music scene November 10, 2010 By Jake Weisman St. Louis Jewish Light St. Louis has a rich and storied history of blues music, dating back to ar READ MORE
http://www.stljewishlight.com/special_sections/ohr_chadash/article_45a...

How the blues brothers behind Chess Records made all the right moves

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How the blues brothers behind Chess Records made all the right moves November 6, 2010 Elijah Wald Guardian.co.uk Frank Zappa once said that the best years of rock were when records were produc READ MORE
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/nov/06/leonard-phil-marshall-ches...

History of blues shows true American diversity

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History of blues shows true American diversity October 21, 2010 By Ryan Neal ReviewAtlas.com MONMOUTH — On Saturday night musicians from Vermont, Oklahoma, Chicago and the Carolinas will tak READ MORE
http://www.reviewatlas.com/news/x1665093788/History-of-blues-shows-tru...

Diddley Bow Simple Music

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Diddley Bow Simple Music October 17, 2010 by Cinnamon Bair TheLedger.com First I found the photo. The black and white image was labeled simply, "Moses Williams playing the diddley bow: Waverly READ MORE
http://www.theledger.com/article/20101017/COLUMNISTS/10175008/1308/TIM...

The Milwaukee River Blues

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The Milwaukee River Blues September 5, 2010 By LOU NOVACHECK seattle pi Grafton’s Mississippi Blues Trail Marker To Be Erected When people think of country blues, aka prewar blues - rough READ MORE
http://www.seattlepi.com/pop/426233_143193-blogcritics.org.html

Magic Blues

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Magic Blues August 11, 2010 by Cat Bennett The Huffington Post The news arrived this morning that Calvin "Fuzz" Jones has died. Fuzz was Muddy Waters' bass player for nearly two decades in the READ MORE
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cat-bennett/magic-blues_b_678292.html

Native blues historian offers Southern insight

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Native blues historian offers Southern insight April 28, 2010 By Billy Howell The Press Register Native Mississippian Bill Ferris returned to the Delta during Clarksdale’s 2010 Juke Join READ MORE
http://www.pressregister.com/articles/2010/04/28/news/doc4bd84a5b97851...

Tutwiler gets Blues Trial marker

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Tutwiler gets Blues Trial marker November 25, 2009 WXVT15 TUTWILER, Miss. (AP) - The Town of Tutwiler was to be honored Wednesday with the dedicate of a Mississippi Blues Trial marker at Railro READ MORE
http://www.wxvt.com/Global/story.asp...

Marsalis: Racism and greed put blues at the back of the bus

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Marsalis: Racism and greed put blues at the back of the bus October 24 CNN * Wynton Marsalis: The blues is at the root of all American music, but was never given its due * Marsalis: Blue READ MORE
http://www.cnn.com/2009/OPINION/10/24/wynton.marsalis.blues.race/

St. Louis looking to recover rich blues history

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St. Louis looking to recover rich blues history November1, 2009 Betsy Taylor News-Ledger.com St. Louis -- There's a widely held belief that blues music was born in the Mississippi Delta, trav READ MORE
http://www.news-leader.com/article/20091101/NEWS01/911010352/1007/NEWS...

Do The Blues Make You Happy? “Blind Lemon Blues” Review

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Do The Blues Make You Happy? “Blind Lemon Blues” Review September 13, 2009 Johnathan Mandell The Faster Times A long walk from the grassy knoll where President Kennedy was killed brings yo READ MORE
http://thefastertimes.com/newyorktheater/2009/09/13/blind-lemon-blues-...

Hidden Histories: Turner Family Picnic, Plus Blues Marker Unveiling

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Hidden Histories: Turner Family Picnic, Plus Blues Marker Unveiling Aug 28, 2009 Andrea Lisle Memphis Flyer As Michael Flanagan noted in this week's edition of the Memphis Flyer, one of the M READ MORE
http://www.memphisflyer.com/SingAllKinds/archives/2009/08/28/hidden-hi...

Music - The Evolution Of Music Part - II

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Music - The Evolution Of Music Part - II Panorama Categorising music and breaking it down into genres and sub – genres on a global scale is one hell of a daunting task. Keeping that in mind, READ MORE
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Chess Records - A Who's Who of Blues Music

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Chess Records - A Who's Who of Blues Music 21 July 2009 by Robert Benson Just Press Play Legendary record label founder Leonard Chess was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, READ MORE
http://www.justpressplay.net/music/music-news/5617-chess-records-a-who...

Blues Capitalist

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Blues Capitalist May 7, 2009 By DAVID HAJDU The New York Times If Beale Street could talk, it would say, “Who the hell is the guy depicted in that big statue by the entrance to the park?†READ MORE
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/10/books/review/Hajdu-t.html...

Author David Robertson revisits W.C. Handy's legacy in American music

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Author David Robertson revisits W.C. Handy's legacy in American music April 26, 2009 By Rege Beh TribLive.com If W.C. Handy is remembered at all, it's in conjunction with the annual awards for READ MORE
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/lifestyles/books/s_6219...

A Short Blues History

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A Short Blues History History-of-Rock.com he origins of blues is not unlike the origins of life. For many years it was recorded only by memory, and relayed only live, and in person. The Blues we READ MORE
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The History of Blues Music: An Overview

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The History of Blues Music: An Overview By Jessica McElrath About.com Because of its personalized form, the popularity of blues music among blacks marked a unique period in the history of secul READ MORE
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The Way of the Blues, from T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do

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The Way of the Blues, from T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do by Rhetta Akamatsu Gather.com The early history of the blues is mainly an oral history. Generally, it is believed that the blues got READ MORE
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Blues Women

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Blues Women by Rhetta Akamatsu Gather.com The early ones were tough. All of them were black. Some of them were big women, but even the small ones could hold their own in a fight. They spent lot READ MORE
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