Blues Time Machine

Still a mystery who wrote ‘One Way Out’

It’s another one of those mysteries — who actually wrote “One Way Out”? Elmore James recorded it in ...

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The long flight of Muddy’s ‘Honey Bee’

Muddy Waters was born in rural Mississippi, and learned his blues at the feet of Son House and ...

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Many rivers converged to make a New Orleans classic: ‘Iko Iko’

It’s one of the most iconic songs from New Orleans, and like the city, it’s origin and meaning ...

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‘Shake ‘Em On Down’ created the cutting edge for blues

By John Kessler Most blues started in the country before becoming urbanized, and Bukka White brought his brand ...

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