Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

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. 


Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search