Koko Taylor – Wang Dang Doodle

Little Walter – Walter’s Blues

Leadbelly – Goodnight Irene

Billie Holiday – Billie’s Blues

Otis Spann – Spann’s Boogie

Blues sounds like a sad word, but it is hard to miss exuberance and jubilation in the best of it.

3 thoughts on “Blues

    1. Thanks. I learned some of the names of the early blues recording artists back in the pre-Internet days. When YouTube came along, I was surprised to find that various videos existed of some of them. Interestingly, some of the most common videos were recorded in Britain or Europe just before the folk revival really took off in America in the early 1960s.

      You can use the artist’s names to search for other videos and audios. Featured here are:

      Hound Dog Taylor
      Koko Taylor
      Little Walter
      Billie Holliday
      Otis Spann

      Other names that may interest you are:

      Sonny Boy Williamson
      Muddy Waters
      Mississippi John Hurt
      Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
      Sam Houston
      Robert Johnson
      Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup

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