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We all love the 'Blues' the latest music, back into the 70's and 80's and back to where it all began. In a nutshell, the very best in Blues .. We're on a mission to ensure that the music from back in the 1920's/30's, and the wonderful artists of the earliest days, are never forgotten, nor are they allowed to disappear into obscurity. Join us as we go 'Backtracking to the Delta' and beyond, up to the present day, making all the stops along the way. .. with a side order of Soul .... Hopefully, W C Handy, would have approved .... Enjoy the very best of the Blues ..
 
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Backtracking to the Delta
Every Friday we go Backtracking to the Delta. Back to where it all began. Showcasing the artists from the 1920's through the 30's and up to the early 60's
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Listen to the Blues Talking
As much as we're featuring the Delta artists from way back in time. We also love to bring you the the latest Blues. So here, we're going backtracking in time, up to the present day, making all the stops along the way.
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Blues shack - The Legends
Sleepy John Estes .. was born in Ripley, Tennessee in 1899, his father was a sharecropper who played guitar, he moved the family to Brownsville, Tennessee. Not long after, Estes lost the sight in his right eye when a friend threw a rock at him. At the age of 19, while working as a field hand, he began to perform professionally, mostly at parties and picnics, with the accompaniment of Hammie Nixon, a harmonica player, and James "Yank" Rachell, a guitarist and mandolin player. Estes continued to work on and off with both musicians for more than fifty years. We bid a sad goodbye to John in 1977.
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Chicago blues ...is a form of blues music developed in Chicago. It is based on earlier blues idioms, such as Delta blues, but performed in an urban style. Chicago blues is the music of the industrial city, and has an industrial sense about it. Additionally, recognizing the shift in blues, Chicago blues singer and guitarist Kevin Moore expressed the blues transition stating, "You have to put some new life into it, new blood, new perspectives. You can't keep talking about mules, workin' on the levee
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Coming next week ... Piedmont Blues
The lady sings the Blues ...Featuring those legendary artists from back to where it all began .. Just listen to the emotion and the bluest, blue in these tracks ... Ride the 'Blue Time Machine' with us . Just soak up the tracks that take you way back in time. Indeed, Back to where it all began ....
This week: Bessie Smith ..Deep Moaning Blues (1928)
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