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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.

I Feel So Good - Big Bill Broonzy FEATURED

I Feel So Good Chronicles Rare Facts of Big Bill Broonzy's Life

The new biography pieces together a satisfying factual look at Broonzy's life; a rare accomplishment considering the man never cared about the facts of his life stories, as long as they conveyed a greater truth.
O Brother Where Art Thou - 10 Year Anniversary Deluxe Edition

'O Brother' Soundtrack Celebrates Ten Years of Roots

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack. Both the soundtrack and the movie are loaded with fascinating links back to the blues.
FEATURED Gips Place

Legendary Juke Joint Gip's Place Alright After Fire Destroys Out-building

After a fire raged on the property of the legendary Gip's Place, rumors &questions have been swirling as to whether it burned to the ground, or if fire damage destroyed the venue. Luckily, the main venue and Gip's adjourning house came out of the disaster unscathed.
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Video: Honeyboy Edwards Discusses Knowing Robert Johnson

In honor of the passing of Robert Johnson yesterday, this is a video of a discussion with Honeyboy Edwards, the only living person in the world that knew Johnson.
Robert Johnson Commemoration FEATURED

Robert Johnson – The Passing of a Blues Titan

73 years ago today, Robert Johnson is said to have passed in Greenwood, Mississippi. While nearly nothing is known about the legend as a man, the music he left was some of the most influential in history.

The Legendary Trumpet Records

Trumpet records began it's existence in Jackson, Mississippi in 1951 because of a forgotten pile of records. It lasted only five years, but it's brief time made a enduring impact on musical history.
We Juke Up In Here

AWARD-WINNING PRODUCERS OF "M FOR MISSISSIPPI" PREP NEW FILM ON MISSISSIPPI'S JUKE JOINT CULTURE

The creative team behind the award-winning 2008 blues movie M For Mississippi have reunited.

Finding God in the Mississippi Delta

This heartfelt article was recently a headline on CNN. The story is based in the Mississippi Delta around Moorehead, ("Where Southern Cross the Dog") and Indianola, (B.B. King's Hometown).
Reverend Peyton FEATURED

Back Porch Interview with the Great Reverend Peyton

Reverend Peyton, who's new album Peyton on Patton was released today, stopped by the back porch and gave us some serious enlightenment on Charlie Patton, his amazing playing, and his Warped Tour!

David "Honeyboy" Edwards Retires

The illustrious delta bluesman Honeyboy Edwards, after a lifetime dedicated to the blues, is officially retiring at 96 due to health complications.
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