Earliest Electric Guitar Blues.

Earliest Electric Guitar Blues.

There’s a bit of a misconception about the first electric guitar blues put on vinyl, with ‘Hittin’ the Bottle’ often being put forward as the earliest. This 1935 track featured the Texan multi-instrumentalist, Eddie Durham, playing his blues-nuanced guitar through a...
The Original Chicago Blues: Part Three

The Original Chicago Blues: Part Three

At last! It’s only taken me 10 attempts to upload this video onto YouTube over the last two days. YouTube!  What are you playing at? But finally, the Original Chicago Blues Part Three is up. You’ve got to be dedicated to persevere as a blues hound, haven’t you? This...
The Original Chicago Blues: Part Two

The Original Chicago Blues: Part Two

When Things Go Wrong (It Hurts Me Too) and Key To The Highway: two of the most covered blues songs of all time   This second clip in the Original Chicago Blues series concentrates on the most prolific blues recording artists of the 1930s and 1940s: Tampa Red and Big...