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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.

Catfish & Cotton; Second Report from the Road

This is the second update from Marc & Luc Borms, Belgian brothers who are currently in a search for the blues in the Mississippi Delta for their forthcoming book, Catfish & Cotton.
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A Brief History of "Stop Breakin' Down Blues"

Robert Johnson's famous "Stop Breakin' Down" has been recorded by Clapton, the Stones, the White Stripes & Junior Wells, it's seen it's day in court and, over 70 years, has become a landmark blues song.

Catfish & Cotton; First Road Report from the Delta

This is the first update from Marc & Luc Borms, Belgian brothers who are currently in a search for the blues in the Mississippi Delta for their forthcoming book, Catfish & Cotton.
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"One Crow Murder" by Ben Prestage; Many Roots, One Man Band

Roots musician Ben Prestage has recently come out with a diverse album that shows off his well-honed multi-instrument skills and broad southern roots influences
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Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band playing "Persimmon Song"

Check out Reverend Peyton's quirky, entertaining music video! In July, Reverend Peyton will be releasing a much-anticipated album solely comprised of Charley Patton music.
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North Mississippi Allstars Play "Mean Ol' Wind Died Down"

The North Mississippi Allstars, largely composed of the second generation of fine blues dynasties, play a fantastic slide guitar hill country number.

Catfish & Cotton; A 4,500 Mile Pilgrimage to the Mississippi Delta

Going to the Mississippi Delta is an excursion that many fans of music and the blues have made, but two brothers from Europe are making an out of the ordinary journey.
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Ben Prestage Plays "Devil Went Down To Florida"

Ben Prestage, the one man band roots master, is a force to be reckoned with in the music scene today. Check out his answer to Charlie Daniels -- "The Devil Went Down To Florida".

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
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Peyton On Patton: New Big Damn Band CD Pays Tribute to the King of...

Reverend Peyton and his Big Damn Band is coming out with a new album of Charley Patton covers!
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