Blues History Links

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  1. luckylarry

    luckylarry Student Of The Blues

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    Re: Blues History

    I have a ton of Blues books and DVD's but you are looking for web sites so here are a couple to get you started.

    http://history-of-rock.com/blues.htm

    http://www.msbluestrail.org/films

    http://www.scaruffi.com/history/blues.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF6FNTjAWX8

    The last is one of my favorites about Robert Johnson and his legend. Let me know if you want more references. BTW, I have done a few reviews of books and DVD's on this forum so a search and look at my posts may help. :)
     
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  2. KevenKanten

    KevenKanten Blues Newbie

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    Re: Blues History

    or listening to the history of blues music.... check out Yazoo Records. They have lots of my money!

    http://www.yazoorecords.com/
     
  3. Crossroads

    Crossroads Thump the Bottom

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    Re: Blues History

    PBS often has specials on the blues.

    Here is a link to a series of Blues films by Martin Scorsesee.  It is broadcast every so often or you can buy the set. It lists for about $140.
    http://www.pbs.org/theblues/aboutfilms/aboutfilms.html

    If you take the name of each film and go to you tube you may be able to catch them. Looks like so far only film 5 has been deleted from youtube.

    This link may display all 7 films (with #5 deleted)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYtyNHyzRCY&list=PLCJ2kGrkFDZutXue4k9ubbKRMjnTbHgJN
     
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  4. luckylarry

    luckylarry Student Of The Blues

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    Can't hold back anymore

    Friends here is the very best Blues history site I have ever experienced.

    Want to learn the history of the Blues...it's here.

    Want to know the history of the progression of Blues artists...it's here.

    Want to hear over 100 hours of the best Blues songs and playing ever...it's here.

    http://www.udiscovermusic.com/features/blues-power

    I can't stop going here and learning and hearing more Blues. [smiley=beer.gif]
     
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  5. MikeS

    MikeS Allen, TX
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    Over the years, several folks have posted links to Blues History.  A couple of members have suggested that we keep them in one place, so here you go...
     
  6. panther

    panther Blues Newbie

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    One of my favorites for delta Blues. I think delta Blues is the true BLUES music.
    Dan

    http://delta-blues.org/
     
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  7. Crossroads

    Crossroads Thump the Bottom

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    Susan B found this isght

    http://www.allaboutbluesmusic.com/
     
  8. matonanjin

    matonanjin Chubby, old guy trying to play some blues.

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    Guys, for those of you that want to know more about Texas Blues, I just watched a documentary called "Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Rise of a Texas Blues Man." And, as the name would indicate, it was about SRV. But at least the first 20 minutes was a history of Texas Blues. It was fascinating. It gave a history and presented video footage of both Blind Lemon Jefferson and T Bone Walker. What a showman T Bone was! And it gives a lot of information about Johny Winter. I had no idea that he was really the first white player to start playing the blues. And he had the largest advance in recording history at that time.

    It's a great investment of 1 1/2 hours or so. It's on Amazon Instant Video, free if you're a Prime member.
     
  9. bobby.boby

    bobby.boby Blues Newbie

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    Thanks to all for showing us the way
     
  10. Dr. Ron

    Dr. Ron 1 and uh 2 and uh 3 and uh 4 and uh.....

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    Rollin' and Tumblin' by Jas Obrecht. Primarily about the Postwar blues artists.
    Great bood. Lot's of insight.
     
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  11. Scott 2.0

    Scott 2.0 Blues Newbie

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    History of Blues Music (and America)

    Part 1:
    Part 2:

    Scott
     
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  12. luckylarry

    luckylarry Student Of The Blues

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    Great find thanks.
     
  13. Dr. Ron

    Dr. Ron 1 and uh 2 and uh 3 and uh 4 and uh.....

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    I just found this section after 3 1/2 years. I can't believe it! It looks like you organized it
    Larry. Much appreciated.
     
  14. luckylarry

    luckylarry Student Of The Blues

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    Ron, it was Mike our moderator that set this up. I just contributed some.
     
  15. jimsig

    jimsig Me at BGU-Live 2016 in Sumner, WA on 5-13-2016

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    I had just found the site http://msbluestrail.org/blues_marker_list which is obviously another section of the same "http://www.msbluestrail.org/“ site which you posted. I was really curious looking down the "List of Blues Trail Markers” to see the one concerning Birthplace of the Blues? (Dockery Farms in Mississippi) - which seems to have a fairly good chance of being where Delta Blues as we know it may well have gotten it’s real start (with Charlie Patton). Here’s the first paragraph of that link:

    And if you zoom OUT on the map they show of important Blues places in the world, to the point where the whole world is visible, although the Mississippi area has got the greatest concentration of “markers”, there are some even in Maine, Norway and France (although most of the ones outside the Mississippi area are for having carried on the Blues in an important way, rather than being where it originated).

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1yZc0Hapf_e7xwQoVWcVDY-J7uVA

    But most are in the Mississippi obviously. Great Blues site!!

    Jim
     
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  16. patb

    patb Blues Junior

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    This is great stuff. Thanks to all who contributed.
    I have not ben able to find Scorecese "The Blues" No luck at Barnes and Noble.
    Suggestions.?
     
  17. jimsig

    jimsig Me at BGU-Live 2016 in Sumner, WA on 5-13-2016

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    Hi patb,

    If you're talking about the movie "Nothing but the Blues", which has Eric Clapton covering songs from most of the Blues "greats" and as much as possible even changing the model of guitar they used to sound as authentic as possible (and which was produced by Martin Scorecese), you're unlikely to find it at any regular movie/DVD store, since Clapton, for reasons unknown, decided after it was done to NOT let Scorecese release the film - even though almost everyone I know who's into the Blues, thinks it's one of the best Blues movies they've ever seen and EC is playing at his A++ (very best).

    I have a copy, which I got about 8 years ago, but it involved following threads online until I got to the source of the person who currently had a copy of the movie - which was made from the ONE TIME PBS broadcast in Europe and was luckily recorded in full by someone and then an underground ring developed by which you could put your name on a list, and the ONE copy of the recording of the movie that this group had was sent to the next person on the list, who then sent it onto the next person from them on the list, and it involved a lot of honesty because one person deciding to just keep the "original" copy of the tape would have pretty much put the spread of this precious music at a standstill (or someone would have had to restart the whole thing with their "copy of a copy", which, even though it was on a DVD, might not have had the quality of the original DVD copy that was making the rounds.

    I had to wait for someone in England to send me his "original" after making a copy of it, and then I had to mail it off to the next person on the list after me, which was someone in South America (so the postage wasn't cheap getting it to the next stop), but it's really a PRICELESS movie and no one I know has any idea why Clapton didn't want the movie released. But, I do have a digital copy of it, so I could upload it to an FTP server I have (that goes along with my domain jamessignorile.com and I'm willing to put it up and share the URL (a Dropbox URL) to make it available to everyone on this forum, OR, if Griff would allow me to upload it to this site, I could also do that and I think it would be more accessible if done with a copy on this domain.

    If someone could ask Griff if he'd allow me to upload a "zipped" copy of the digital copy of the DVD to this site (I would but I'm up to my head with other stuff to do (I started a Blues band and a leader of it, I have SO much work to do getting music ready and scheduling rehearsals and answering the never-ending flow of questions I get everyday, as well as weekly rehearsals and gigs (we've only played out 3 times so far, and getting all the equipment and logistics involved with running a band (and a large one - as many as 12 people are band members and synchronizing them as well as helping to run the local Open Mic here in town (which has had at least 100 people both performing or there as audience members, with more expected once the winter holidays are over) is a humongous task).

    Let me know if you're interested in my uploading a copy of it - and also if someone can ask Griff if he'll let me post it on this site, then I'll do that and leave it available for any forum members who would like a copy of it.

    Jim
     
  18. HotLks

    HotLks Blues - it's in me and it's got to come out.

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    JimSig -

    I am interested in you uploading a copy of this documentary. It would become a treasure of mine.

    Let us know how you intend to proceed please.

    Thank you.

    Enjoy the rest of your day. :thumbup:
     
  19. jimsig

    jimsig Me at BGU-Live 2016 in Sumner, WA on 5-13-2016

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    Hi HotLks,

    I'm SO sorry for how long it's taken me to reply to you, but I was away when you posted, and then came back and was buried with business involving the Blues-Rock Band I formed last summer (Inwood Road at https://www.facebook.com/InwoodRoad/ ) and then when I remembered this post (and I have a pretty crappy short term memory) I had to go through all my DVD's to find the ONE that had "Nothing But the Blues"on it, and it was at the BOTTOM of the LAST pile of DVD's that I had and I had just about given up hope (and was freakin'out because I thought I had LOST it somehow) and I just found it a few hours ago and just copied the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS (which has nothing in it as is usual with DVDs - VIDEO_TS has all the files in it) folders from the DVD to a "NBTB" folder on Dropbox and shared it,
    and from what I understand (if I understand!) unless I have a "Team"version of dropbox, I can only share the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders with you (and luckily they're all you need). So, below are the Dropbox links to the root NBTB directory as well as the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS sub-folders which are what you need. I know that there have been issue on this forum with posting the "www." dropbox links, and instead one has to change www to "dl." but I'm giving you both and you can see which works (and if you can download the root folder or just the sub-folders. Here goes :

    Removed links to copyrighted material.

    Good luck and let me know if all this works!

    Jim
     
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  20. HotLks

    HotLks Blues - it's in me and it's got to come out.

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    JimSig -

    First I want to say, Thank You!

    Unfortunately, I don't think the content you uploaded is usable. Here is the results:

    NBTB (root folder) =

    404! That file isn't here anymore
    404! That file isn't here anymore

    Audio _TS =

    This folder is empty
    Error (404) We can't find the page you're looking for.

    VIDEO_TS = (I downloade these but they don't contain the content)
    VIDEO_ts.bup 12 KB
    VIDEO_TS.IFO 12 KB
    VTS_01_BUP 76KB
    VTS_01_0.IFO 76KB

    I don't know if anything can be done about this. Maybe the video can be ripped like an audio CD to one file.

    Thank you for trying.

    See you down the road! :thumbup: