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Cornelius Eady: Nina’s Blues

We drum rest
We drum thank you
We drum stay.

May 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Audio: Mississippi John Hurt “I shall not be moved”

. Biography by Bruce Eder No blues singer ever presented a more gentle, genial image than Mississippi John Hurt¬†(1892-1966). A guitarist with an extraordinarily lyrical and refined fingerpicking style, he … Continue reading

March 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: Willie King performs “It Takes a Good Woman”

This is legendary bluesman Willie King’s tribute to his mother, a very powerful performance about his upbringing¬†in Prairie Point, a community in Noxubee County, Mississippi near the Alabama border.

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Delta Bluesman Willie King performs “Spoonful” (rare footage)

In this rough-shot video, bluesman Willie King plays before a small dancing audience in a juke joint in Mississippi circa 2007. This is deep-rooted delta blues, rarely seen anymore.

September 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: Willie King at Bettie’s Place

For a real blues experience nothing beats going to a juke joint in the deep South. There aren’t many left, but if you’re willing to go off the beaten track, … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

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