An eclectic mix of blues related articles
Blues Calendar – Birth and death dates of early blues artists and some notable gospel artists, jazz artists and civil rights activists.
‘Blues Humour’ – a collection of blues related cartoons, jokes and humorous images – compiled by Alan White . New article coming soon.
‘Blues Photo Collage’ – a stunning collage of blues photos – produce by Colin McNeill
‘Blues Definitions’ – by Max Haymes
‘Blues Singers and their Instruments’ (2021 updated version) – by Dai Thomas.
‘Cairo, Illinois: A Community Founded on Great Expectations’ – by Alan White. New article coming soon.
‘Chronology of Blues on Record’ – by Max Haymes
‘From Spirituals to Swing’, a 1938 concert honouring the memory of blues singer Bessie Smith – compiled by Alan White.
‘Gettin’ a Handle on those Monickers’ – by Alan White
‘Hogan’s Heroes’ – a tale about not letting Best Bitter go bad – by Ray Smith
‘I Woke Up This Morning – Introduction to Blues for the Newcomer’ – by Max Haymes & Alan White
‘One Story of the Blues’ – An Understanding and Appreciation of the Blues – by Max Haymes
‘Only Maloney’ – a tale about how Only Maloney got his nickname – by Ray Smith
‘Second Story of the Blues’ – Jail House Blues – by Max Haymes
‘Things They Said’ (by early blues singers) – by Max Haymes
‘West Pennine Boogie Blues’ – a tale about Champion Jack Dupree – by Ray Smith
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