Choose from the ten posts featured above, or check the archives on the right for over 200 historic blues and rock stories. Click ‘Browse Archives’ on the top bar to access your index, and ‘Why America’s Gift’ to get the lowdown on my book of the same name. America’s Gift is BIG 390-page volume that finally puts all you want to know about American music’s long evolution into 20th century blues and rock & roll … into just one book.
Below is our video for July 2017. It includes a great live version of Willie Dixon’s ‘Spoonful’ by UK supergroup Cream as well as Howlin’ Wolf’s earlier version..
“Of all America’s creative gifts to the world, does any touch humanity more than the captivating music we call the blues?
Rock’n’roll, old school R&B, rock, soul, funk, jazz, metal and pop are some of the musical genres that have rolled out of the blues. It is the mother of all American music.
For lovers of popular music, how can blues not be one of America’s greatest gifts to the world?”
Paul Merry, author of America’s Gift. To order, click here: America’s Gift