Blues Time Machine

John Henry’s Legend Lives Through Music

The Legend of John Henry is an iconic myth of American railroad history, a battle between man and ...

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‘Bring it on Home,’ the long way through time

 Sonny Boy Williamson was a blues originator who helped shape the sound of modern blues. In his life, ...

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‘High Water Everywhere’ and the father of Delta Blues

Charley Patton is considered by many to be the father of Delta Blues. What does that actually mean? ...

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Early blues with fife & drum

Written by John Kessler In 1942, Alan Lomax discovered a community of musicians in North Mississippi, who played ...

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