Blues News2022-07-09T09:15:46-05:00

Blues History, Highlights, And Stories From The Road

“White folks hear the blues come out, but they don’t know how it got there.”
Ma Rainey

I have heartaches, I have blues. No matter what you got, the blues is there. ‘Cause that’s all I know – the blues. And I can sing the blues so deep until you can have this room full of money and I can give you the blues.

John Lee Hooker

When I play, maybe ‘Back o’ Town Blues,’ I’m thinking about one of the old, low-down moments – when maybe your woman didn’t treat you right. That’s a hell of a moment when a woman tell you, ‘I got another mule in my stall.’

Louis Armstrong

Estimated number of copies that Robert Johnson’s best-selling record sold in his lifetime: 4,000

Estimated number of copies that “Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings” sold in the first six months of release in 1990: 400,000

Robert Johnson by the Numbers

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