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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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Elmore James Music Takes Flight Again Via All-Star Tribute Album

'Strange Angels: In Flight With Elmore James' does an incredible job of paying homage to songs that are at least 50 years old.

Leo “Bud” Welch Dead at 85

Leo "Bud" Welch, the bluesman who issued his debut album 'Sabougla Voices' at 81, has died.

Who Really Invented Rock and Roll?

As a musical genre, it arguably dates back almost a century. But who really invented the music known as rock and roll? Here are the contenders.

Bobby Rush On Fighting Cancer, His Music, Buddy Guy and More

"It’s a great thing to still be around and enjoy life, and talk about it in the morning. That’s all that matters to me."

What Guitars Did Muddy Waters Play?

Although he never had a "Lucille," Muddy Waters had an arsenal of guitars, both electric and acoustic, and could play them all in his thundering, electrified Delta blues style.

Why Was BB King’s Guitar Named Lucille?

"I'm very crazy about Lucille. Lucille took me from the plantation; you might say, brought me fame."
Elmore James - Dust My Broom

Elmore James 100th Anniversary Celebrated with All-Star Tribute Album

This tribute album puts iconic tunes like "Shake Your Moneymaker," "Look on Yonder Wall," and "Person to Person" alongside songs known mainly by James aficionados.

Blues Legend Robert Bilbo Walker Dead at 80

Robert "Bilbo" Walker will be remembered as a true Delta bluesman, bringing the traditions and the music that is the blues to fans old and new...

What is the meaning of “B.B.” in B.B. King’s Name?

King had once said, "I guess you can look at me, and tell I'm the old man. My name is BB King."
Lance Lopez Live at Uncle Bo's

Lance Lopez Signs to Provogue/Mascot Label Group

The state of Texas is known for its fiery blues guitar players, and Lance Lopez’s furious fretboard mastery encapsulates that sound.
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