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Blues Music: An Introduction: Selected Websites

Subject Guide to Blues Music Sources

Useful Websites

  • The Blues Archive at the University of Mississippi - Serving researchers worldwide, the Blues Archive contains over 60,000 sound recordings, 20,000 photographs, 1,000 videos, and over 34,000 print items (books, periodicals, etc.). Click here for a guide to the collection.   
  • International Delta Blues Project - Find information on Delta State's blues minor and the annual International Conference on the Blues.  
  • Living Blues - Web site for the popular blues magazine.
  • The Mississippi Blues Trail - Take a road trip and visit over 80 historic blues landmarks within the state. This web site also provides an extensive list of links and a curriculum created by the Mississippi Arts Commission. K-12 teachers can use this curriculum to incorporate blues into the classroom. 
  • Mississippi History Now - An online publication of the Mississippi Historical Society, MHN provides offers a few entry-level articles on topics such as Mississippi Blues, B.B. King, and Jimmie Rodgers. Search the archived features, and type in "blues."
  • Museums - The Mississippi Delta is home to some excellent museums dedicated to blues and American music including the Delta Blues Museum, the B.B. King Museum, and the Grammy Museum.
  • National Jukebox - Stream over 10,000 songs recorded between 1901 and 1925. The Library of Congress plans to add more songs on a regular basis. 

 

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