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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.
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”…
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. Lynyrd Skynyrd October 20th, 1977: A Convair CV-300 airplane, on a flight between Greenville, South Carolina and Baton Rouge, Louisiana crashed in a heavily forested area five miles Northeast of Gillsburg, Mississippi. The plane was carrying the band Lynyrd Skynyrd and Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie…
This week features the birth of one of the greatest blueswomen in history, a blind legend, and one of the biggest landmark Chicago Blues albums of all time, among others. Check it out on This Week in Blues Past
This Week in Blues Past has two of the biggest landmarks in blues…
the birth of a soul icon, a HUGE blues album release from B.B. King, the launch of a major blues radio station, the commemoration of a blues landmark, and much more!
latest offering on the Malaco label is a return to the rhythm & blues and soul that seductively permeated the airwaves decades ago and it is a welcome return indeed.
This Week in Blues Past has some big landmarks, with the loss of a Hill Country icon, the opening of a distinctly American hall of fame, the birth of a Texas blues giant a big bootleg recording, and much more!
There’s a lot that happened this week in the blues… here’s the top ten, with one of the biggest tragedies in music, landmark album releases and more!
This Week in Blues Past has some HUGE landmarks involving a handful of the BIGGEST names in the blues!
Discover milestone births, some touching memorials, an incredible Piedmont Blues recording session,