1938’s HEAVYWEIGHT BLUES CLASH.

1938’s HEAVYWEIGHT BLUES CLASH.

W.C. Handy and Jelly Roll Morton clash as Joe Louis floors Nazi champ. In a fight with enormous political implications, black heavyweight champ, Joe Louis, successfully defends his world title against Hitler’s Max Schmeling. WW2 started in Europe a year later....
ROCK ‘N’ ROLL’S FORGOTTEN FATHER.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL’S FORGOTTEN FATHER.

REMEMBERING LESTER MELROSE: 1891 – 1968.                     HE WAS ALSO FIRST FATHER OF CHICAGO BLUES. Move over Sam Phillips. Not only is Chicago’s Lester Melrose a serious contender for the title ‘Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ but he’s the only one I’ve heard of who...
FIRST EVER MENTIONS OF THE BLUES

FIRST EVER MENTIONS OF THE BLUES

  AMERICA’S GIFT: THE UNTOLD STORY OF HOW BLUES EVOLVED – CHAPTER ONE. Long before the blues became a genre of American music, it was an expression used to describe an English frame of mind. The word blues almost certainly derives from what people, many...