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Monday Blues (9.29.14)

Eddie James “Son” House (1902-1988) grew up around the Mississippi Delta, one of the homes of blues music. By his own account, as a “churchified” young man, he held the blues and other secular music in low regard. At the … Continue reading

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Monday Blues (03.07.11)

Ike Turner (Mississippi, 1931-2007), “Rocket 88″ (1951). (Listen to the song here.) Born in the delta region of Clarksdale, Mississippi, the Kings of Rhythm included Raymond Hill and Jackie Brenston on sax, Willie Kizart on guitar, Willie Sims on drums, … Continue reading

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Monday Blues

The legend Willie Dixon (Mississippi, 1915-1992) performing “Nervous,” sometime in the early 1960s.

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