Category: delta blues

deltabluesfolkgospelandmore: “Man, you oughtta see ‘em get ‘round the floor ‘bout that.” — Booker…

deltabluesfolkgospelandmore:

“Man, you oughtta see ‘em get ‘round the floor ‘bout that.”

shake it and break it 78rpm recordBooker Miller on Patton’s “Shake It And Break It/Hang It On The Wall“ and the popularity of dance-blues in the ’20s and ’30s, in parallel with other types of blues and related music. Wardlow Interview 3 pt. 15 (1968) (audio)

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deltabluesfolkgospelandmore:Little Walter – Boogie

deltabluesfolkgospelandmore:

Little Walter – Boogie

“I Will Turn Your Money Green” – F…

“I Will Turn Your Money Green” – Furry Lewis

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Little Walter – Rocker

Little Walter – Rocker

austinbarneymusic: (Austin Barney)

austinbarneymusic:

(Austin Barney)

deltabluesfolkgospelandmore: “[H.C.] Speir’s store on North…

deltabluesfolkgospelandmore:

[H.C.] Speir’s store on North Farish Street [Jackson, MS], 1929. At right are booths to listen to records. Speir had a custom recorder upstairs to cut acetates for a $5.00 price. Most all of the great Delta musicians came here to get on record or buy blues records themselves.” – Gayle Dean Wardlow, Chasin’ That Devil Music (2000)

Dockery Plantation, incubator of the blues where Charley Patton,…

Dockery Plantation, incubator of the blues where Charley Patton, Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, Son House, Willie Brown, John Lee Hooker, Pops Staples, Honeyboy Edwards and other blues legends spent time, performed and honed their craft.

deltabluesfolkgospelandmore: Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy…

deltabluesfolkgospelandmore:

Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy – Looking The World Over