The Blues List . . .

. . . was born on October 23rd, 1999. It was created to be a place for civilized discussion about Blues music and culture, from the historic to the contemporary, and for the advancement of the Blues as a living musical art form.

How do I join The Blues List?

You simply send a blank e-mail to: and then follow any instructions you may receive.

How do I post a message once I am a member?

You simply post your message to:

How can I read messages sent to The Blues List?

There are 3 ways to read the messages posted to The Blues List.

1. The normal way you read messages posted to The Blues List is to receive each message as a separate e-mail in the account you subscribed from. You also receive a copy of your own messages in this manner.

2. You can use's web based reader to both read and post messages. This requires "registering" as a Topica user at their website

3. You can set your account up to receive the lists traffic in "digest" form. One whole day's worth of list traffic is combined into a single e-mail and sent to you each day. In order to receive the list in this manner you must go to the web address and set your listmember preferences to receive the digest.

How can I look at e-mail that was posted on The Blues List in the past? keeps an archive of all messages sent to The Blues List. This archive can be accessed by anyone who visits

You do not have to be a member to read this archive. You do, however, need to be a member if you wish to participate in the discussions.

Is The Blues List available as a newsgroup?

No it is not. The web based version is available to anyone with internet access. It is far faster, and therefore far more up to date, than lists echoed to newsgroups. Seconds after you send an e-mail to the list it is available to be read by anyone on the planet connected to the internet. There is no need for the list to be echoed to a newsgroup.

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