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Author: JD Nash
JD Nash is the former host of Blues Influence on WREN radio and current editor-in-chief of American Blues Scene.
Little Walter inducted into the Hall of Fame, the monumental recording session held in Aurora, Illinois, and much more in This Week in Blues Past!
Kokomo Arnold’s birth, Find out something new about the celebrated Chicago blues genius Magic Sam, and much more!
This week in blues features Blues Brother “Joilet” Jake, Sleepy John Estes, and a huge move for B.B. King’s record collection, not to mention some giant music birthdays!
This week is packed full of blues happenings, from birthdays to a handful of New Orleans Blues milestones to Chicago and Hill Country blues luminaries!
After a holiday hiatus, we’re back with the latest weekly happenings in blues history… including Slim Harpo! Jimmy Page! The passing of a Howlin’ titan, and even the Flying V. Check it all out…
This week in blues features a hard, hard week for soul music, a busy day for Jimi Hendrix, a powerful recording session with Sonny Boy Williamson, as well as Walter Horton and Junior Wells milestones, among others! Read on!
The passing of musical titans, the recording of a HUGE collaboration between Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and much more in this weeks’ “blues past!”
Bessie Smith, “The Last Waltz”, JIMI HENDRIX!!! This Week in Blues Past is packed FULL of killer blues!
He has returned now to his Blues, Jazz and Jamband roots with the album Homecoming, featuring loads of legendary Hammond B3!
Editor’s note: Please welcome the newest addition to American Blues Scene online: “This Week in Blues Past”! You asked for a weekly summary of our daily blues history on Facebook and we listened! Come visit each Monday, where we will be listing the top ten events in blues history in chronological order. 1. Arhoolie Records November 3rd, 1960: The first Arhoolie Records album arrived from the pressing plant for distribution. It was 250 copies of Mance Lipscomb’s Texas Sharecropper and Songster recorded by Arhoolie founder, Chris Strachwitz in Navasota, Texas. Other artists recorded on that Texas trip included “Black Ace”…