This Week in Blues History for March 17th

When it debuted two weeks ago, “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Vol. 1” was the #1 NEW RELEASE in Music History & Criticism and also Music Reference — the first new book from from ethnomusicologist, author, historian, and independent radio producer Steve Franz in more than 16 years. Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store.

 

“This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile St. Louis guitarist Hi Henry Brown, who made half a dozen recordings for Vocalion in March 1932, and then disappeared.

Image courtesy of Stefan Wirz

 

This Week in Blues History for March 10th

Last week on Amazon, “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Vol. 1” was the #1 NEW RELEASE in Music History & Criticism and also in Music Reference — the first new book from from ethnomusicologist, author, historian, and independent radio producer Steve Franz in more than 16 years. Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store.

 

“This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profile the historic March 1932 recording sessions held by Vocalion in New York City, as the nation was in the grips of the Great Depression.

Illustration by R. Crumb.