Additional Resources: Celebrating American Blues Music

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  1. The Mississippi Delta 
  2. Dockery Plantation, Dockery, Mississippi
  3. Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music, by Ted Gioia  
  4. Sharecropping
  5. Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta, by Robert Palmer
  6. Juke Joint
  7. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, by Ma Rainey (CD)
  8. Black Swan Records, Harlem, NYC  
  9. Bessie Smith: The Complete Recordings, by Bessie Smith (CD)
  10. King of the Delta Blues, by Charlie Patton (CD)
  11. King of the Blues, by Blind Lemon Jefferson (CD)
  12. Father Of The Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions, by Son House (CD)
  13. Up Jumped the Devil: The Real Life of Robert Johnson, by Bruce Conforth and Gayle Dean Wardlow
  14. The Complete Recordings, by Robert Johnson (CD box set)
  15. King Biscuit Time, by Sonny Boy Williamson (CD)
  16. Definitive Lead Belly, by Lead Belly (CD)
  17. Negro Prison Blues and Songs, compiled by Alan Lomax (CD)
  18. Complete Studio Recordings of Mississippi John Hurt, by Mississippi John Hurt (CD)
  19. Can’t Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters, by Robert Gordon 
  20.  I Am the Blues, by Willie Dixon (CD)
  21. Moanin’ at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin’ Wolf, by James Segrest
  22. The Chess Box: Muddy Waters Box Set, by Muddy Waters (CD)
  23.  Howlin Wolf: The Chess Box, by Howlin’ Wolf (CD)
  24. Crumb’s Heroes of Blues, Jazz & Country, by R. Crumb
  25. Complete Vanguard Recordings of Big Mama Thornton, by Big Mama Thornton (CD)
  26. The Land Where the Blues Began, by Alan Lomax
  27. Live In Cook County Jail, by B.B. King (CD)
  28. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Netflix movie
  29. The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James, by Elmore James (CD)
  30. Bessie, HBO TV film
  31. Whiskey & Wimmen: John Lee Hooker’s Finest, by John Lee Hooker (CD)
  32. Born Under A Bad Sign, by Albert King CD)
  33. Hoodoo Man Blues, by Junior Wells and Buddy Guy (CD)
  34.  Etta James
  35. Martin Scorsese presents The Blues – A Musical Journey (DVD Box Set)