Blues Stories

john-quincy-adams-pictureWhen I began this blog in June 2010 I thought that its subtitle, “Doing History After Leaving the Classroom” would require me to write on a number of discrete topics under the broader rubric of “History.”  As things turned out, my long-time interest in the Blues, both as music and as a historical source, a sort of window into the Black experience in the Jim Crow South, made the topic one of my favorites–and these posts have remained among the most popular on this site.

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1.  David “Honeyboy” Edwards–October 12, 2011.

2.  The Birth of the Blues–February 1, 2012.

3.  Blues Geography–March 10, 2012.

4.  20th-Century Blues Women–April 1, 2012.

5.  20th-Century Blues Men–June 1, 2012.

6. The Mississippi Delta and the Blues–July 9, 2012.

7.  Muddy Waters–July 1, 2013.

8.  John Lee Hooker–August 1, 2013.

9.  Big Bill Broonzy–September 3, 2013.

10.  Son House–October 1, 2013.

11.  Mississippi John Hurt–November 1, 2013.

12.  B.B. King–January 1, 2014.

13.  Bobby “Blue” Bland–February 1, 2014.

14.  The Chitlin’ Circuit–March 1, 2014.

15.  Blues Theology, Part 1–April 1, 2014.

16.  Blues Theology, Part 2–May 9, 2014.

17.  Early Blues–June 1, 2014.

18.  The Blues Had a Baby–November 3, 2014.

19.  Early Blues Divas–June 15, 2015.

20.  Rev. Gary Davis–November 1, 2015.

21.  Blues Masters from the Delta–April 1, 2016.

22.  The Mississippi Delta Today, Maybe–August 1, 2016.

23.  Willie “61” Blackwell–November 15, 2016.

24.  Blind Willie McTell–March 1, 2017.

25. Chasing the Delta Blues–May 15, 2017.

26. Skip James–September 1, 2017.

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For  those interested in reading more of my reflections on history, here are links to several books on the subject:

REABP CoverRancorous Enmities and Blind Partialities:  Parties and Factions in Georgia, 1807-1845 (University Press of America, 2015)

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In Pursuit of Dead Georgians:  One Historian’s Excursions into the History of His Adopted State (iUniverse, 2015)

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Politics on the Periphery:  Factions and Parties in Georgia, 1783-1806 (University of Delaware Press, 1986)

 

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