. . . winds past the plantation houses of the Mississippi Delta to the south-side clubs and tenements of postwar Chicago. While it's a somber trip, humbling, and even distressing, it's also enchanting and joyful -- and reassuring in its success.
The history of the blues is more than a musical chronology. The blues was born the day the West African shoreline fell from the horizon. It was raised amid the institutionalized savagery of the Deep South and flourished in the dark heart of America's largest cities. We owe the blues to those who bore the pain of enslavement behind the frightful shadows of our collective soul. The Blue Highway, then, is dedicated to the men and women who traveled beyond our ignorant place, and to those who could not.
Tributes to the blues greats, essays, and more. Come on in and go on and on. It's searchable! A Java-based chat room down at Muddy's place. Blues radio listings from everybody everywhere. News of the blues and some more stuff like that. Real great stuff with no particular place to go. A discerning guide to the best blues on the net. Lots of live and archived blues radio broadcasts. Search all up and down The Blue Highway!
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