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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.

Archival Artistry: The Faces of Blues Music

Through her intimate work with kings and queens of blues music, Sharon has created an in-depth archive of the genre’s history that contains no words -- but maybe a strand of DNA or two.
Memphis Minnie flashes her gold teeth in Chicago, circa 1938. Photographer unknown, courtesy Delta Haze Corporation

The Language of the Blues: DOZENS, DIRTY DOZENS

Blues songs are loaded with boasts, taunts, and jokes. Discover the fun meaning of "The dozens" as sung by Memphis Minnie, and find out the origin of schoolyard taunts and rap's most prominent feature!
Blues Music Award FEATURED

33rd Annual Blues Music Awards being held Thursday in Memphis

The highly anticipated Blues Music Awards are commencing tomorrow, and American Blues Scene will again be on hand to bring you the latest news as it happens!

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials – "Jump Start" Is Great House Blues

Jump Start is the latest CD from Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, and their eighth on Alligator Records. Lil’ Ed Williams’ uncle was the great Chicago showman J.B. Hutto, and he surely would...

River Crests in Memphis, Downstream Still Faces Dangers

The Mississippi crested just shy of the record in Memphis last night, but many of the musical meccas, homes, and farmland along the Mississippi are still facing record flooding
Top Ten Blues Albums of 2013

American Blues Scene's Top Ten Blues Albums of 2013

The top ten blues albums of 2013!! American Blues Scene's twelve regular contributors were asked to anonymously turn in their top ten blues albums of the year. The scores were tallied to

These 2016 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees Are Proud and Grateful

“Today is a new day, tomorrow is coming and it’s unknown. So, you can do your part to make the world a better place. That’s all you can do."

10 Live Albums You Must Own

For many of us, a live album is the next best thing to being there.

Head of Blues Record Label Indicted on Fraud Charges

Six people were indicted in connection with widespread scams that prosecutors claim defrauded dozens of individual investors of over $5 million. One of those indicted was blues record label owner...

Slide Into Some Soul with Jeff Plankenhorn’s ‘Soulslide’

Whether you are a fan of acoustic, slide, or electric blues, this album does not disappoint.
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