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Browsing: Mississippi Fred McDowell
“It really is a journey into the heart and history of the Delta.”
The “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy claims he was at a train station in 1903 when he first heard the long, low sound of a knife on steel strings. According to myth, Handy hearing that slide guitar was the official birth of the blues. Makes sense. There are more 78s and 45s dedicated to stations, railways and locomotives than can ever be counted…
Discover milestone births, some touching memorials, an incredible Piedmont Blues recording session,