This Week in Blues History for March 24th

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“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 guitarists Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas, who made a handful of titles for Paramount in 1930 — the details of which would not be revealed until almost a century later.


Image from the collection of John Tefteller/Blues Images.

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