British Blues – Articles and Essays

Here is a series of articles and essays on the birth of British Blues, sources and influences, evolution of British Blues and where we are today.


‘American Folk Blues Festival and The British Tours (1963-1966)’ compiled by Alan White

American Folk Blues Festival and The British Tours – The Blues and Gospel Train‘ by Alan White

British Blues‘ from Wikipedia

Blues Revival‘ from ‘Survey of American Popular Music’

Blues Specialist Record Shops in the UK – 1960s‘ by Max Haymes

‘Charting The Blues’ – here you will find a series of articles on blues artists who were successful in the UK record charts.

Classic British Blues Albums – here you will find a series of reviews of classic British blues albums from the 60s and 70s.

‘Early British Blues Clubs and Venues’ by Alan White

Early British Blues Festivals – here you will find details of festivals with predominantly blues content in the early British blues scene including artists and bands that performed at the festivals.

‘How Britain Got The Blues’– from the liner notes of a CD Set with the same name.


more articles and essays coming soon.


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