The Blue Highway
. . . 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.

walkin' 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.

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The Blue Highway Tributes to the blues greats, essays, and more.
The Blues Board Come on in and go on and on. It's searchable!
Muddy's Cabin A Java-based chat room down at Muddy's place.
The Bluescasts Blues radio listings from everybody everywhere.
The Blues News News of the blues and some more stuff like that.
The Gutbucket Real great stuff with no particular place to go.
The Blues Links A discerning guide to the best blues on the net.
RealAudio Blues Lots of live and archived blues radio broadcasts.
Search Me! Search all up and down The Blue Highway!


YIL's 100 Best Sites For 2000

The Blue Highway has been named by Yahoo! Internet
magazine as one of the 100 best sites for the year 2000.

Keeping the Blues Alive

Honored recipient of The Blues Foundation's
1998 Keeping the Blues Alive Award
for Blues on the Internet.

The Blue Highway
For the 'Buked and Scorned

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