Though the blues is an American music form, its origins are most assuredly African. Come with me as we journey through the music's roots in West Africa, where slaves were loaded onto ships bound for America through the cotton fields and the Mississippi delta to Chicago and Detroit and all stops in between.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Any blues lovers out there? Then check out The Ongoing History Of The Blues hosted by Dave Reynolds and available via PodOmatic. The series starts with the Roots, then moves on to Chicago, Memphis, Texas, and the latest episode, British Blues. Each episode is fairly long, at least an hour, so give yourself a large listening window. Here's the summary of what to expect: