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Delta Blues

Discover articles, news, stories, and pictures on Delta Blues, from the lobby of the Peabody in Memphis to Catfish Row in Vicksburg, and music all over the world that was inspired by it.

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Darwen UK Gets New Blues Club

Eddie Valentine, and Sam Cooper purchased the aging edifice in November, 2015, with one thought in mind. They wanted a blues club.
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Paramount Records Celebrates Milestone Birthday

Paramount's history will be highlighted during the centennial edition of the three-day Paramount Music Festival September 1st through the 3rd.
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Blues Site Named a Mississippi Landmark

Dockery Farms was designated at the request of the Dockery Farms Foundation, which currently manages the site.

Delta Blues Museum To Celebrate John Lee Hooker Centennial

"The Delta Blues Museum wants to honor John Lee Hooker's place in music history and give fans everywhere an interactive opportunity to discover..."
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Levon Helm Memorial Planned in Marvell Arkansas

It's where Helm worked the family cotton farm, learned his love of music, and was exposed to all the musical influences of the Arkansas delta.

Mt. Zion Memorial Fund Preserves Delta Legacy One Project At a Time

"In another instance, a farmer removed the headstones from a cemetery, plowed over the land and planted cotton in place of the markers..."

Keeping the Mississippi Blues Legacy Alive and Relevant

"We have to make the area and our culture, and our history relevant to young people. It has to tie into current day amenities in some form or fashion."
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10 Greatest Blues Song Intros Of All Time

The staff of American Blues Scene put our collective heads together, and offer our choices of the 10 greatest.

‘I Am the Blues’ Rediscovers National Treasures

"Everyone has a particular first-hand life experience but this particular segregated, sharecropping, slavery-type experience ends at that generation."

Fat Possum Records To Release Worried Blues – 10 Album Series Of Historic Rarities

The 10 albums provide a rich and varied catalog of artists who were scattered across the Mississippi Delta, largely inactive until a new generation sought them out.
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