Subscribe to Updates
Get the latest creative news from Blues Scene about music & art.
Browsing: Okeh Records
This week, Throwback Thursday looks at an album that is the culmination of a lifetime’s work, a lifetime of living and looking at the world, and being given a second chance to do what you love.
Blues Law; Wicked Blues vs. Crazy Blues – The First Blues Hit and the First Blues Writ
While it’s difficult to pinpoint the true origin of the blues, there’s little debate the first “Blues Hit” was Mamie Smith’s “Crazy Blues”. And with the hit came some of the first music industry lawsuits about hits — a time-honored tradition since the dawn of the music industry!
Eighty four years ago today, OKeh Records released The Mississippi Sheiks’ “Sitting on Top of the World,” a song that would become one of the most impactful and well-known in music…
This time in our Behind The Keys series, we’ll take a look at the life of Memphis Slim. Slim brought his unique blues piano to the masses and helped to pioneer the popular sound of the blues in it’s 1950’s heyday.