Part One of our very first Two Part episode. This week we will explore the early sessions and players of blues recordings in America’s South. From the Mississippi Delta up to East St. Louis, we explore these obscure artists and dig up a little more information on them. I feel that this music is important to anyone and should be taught however possible. At a time (1920s) when over 75% of the general public played music, they had a chance now, to document it as well. Prior to that, entertainment was still broken up into strictly small regions all over the American Southeast landscape. Now today, those isolated pockets are unique to our past, a place that not many seem to travel these days. The artists for Part One:
Furry Lewis-Mississippi Sheiks-Lonnie Johnson-Joe McCoy-Will Shade-Phillips Louisville Jug Band-Clifford Hayes Louisville Stompers-Memphis Minnie-Mattie Delaney-Bayless Rose-Texas Alexander-The NuGrape Twins-Sylvester Weaver-Sara Martin-Skip James-Peetie Wheatstraw-Simmie Dooley
Hope you enjoy Part One: Early Rural American Recordings, we’ll see you next week with Part Two. Remember, try to do something good for somebody else. Hit play button below.