The Blues Foundation
By The Blues Foundation
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The Blues Foundation's mission is to preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of the uniquely American art form. For more information and to become a member, visit www.blues.org.
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 016 - Rufus Thomas||We continue the series with the “world’s oldest teenager,” Rufus Thomas. Rufus Thomas contained multitudes, as they say. His talents and the personality behind those talents ...||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 015 - Sam Phillips||We continue our series with one of the most electrifying individuals in the history of popular music, maverick producer Sam Phillips. Sam was an audio engineer, a ...||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 014 - John Lee Hooker||Is there a bluesman more iconic than John Lee Hooker? His face, his eyes, his austere silhouette on stage, that deep southern drawl, that one-chord ...||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 013 - Roy Brown||Roy Brown may be best known for writing the iconic, genre-warping song "Good Rockin’ Tonight." Brown had a hit with it, then it was re-recorded by his ...||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 012 - Muddy Waters||We continue the series with the man who brought electricity to the blues, and the blues to the big city, Muddy Waters. Born McKinley Morganfield in ...||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 011 - Louis Jordan||No one had more fun than Louis Jordan. You can hear it in his music. As “King of the Jukebox”, his high energy, hip-shaking “jump ...||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 010 - Skip James||It's hard to believe that Skip James almost drifted into obscurity. Like most enshrined in the Blues Hall of Fame, he was an absolute original. A genuine ...||6/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 009 - Little Richard||Little Richard has been awarded every honor an artist could want. He may be enshrined in every hall of fame across the globe. And he may actually have ...||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 008 - Memphis Minnie||There aren't too many stories in the blues lexicon like Memphis Minnie's. At age 13 she ran away from home to fend for herself on Memphis' ...||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 007 - WC Handy||This week we learn about the "Father of The Blues," W.C. Handy. Handy once said that he found his inspiration as a composer in the "sounds of the ...||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 006 - BB King||We continue this series with The King of The Blues, BB King. Born in 1925 on a cotton plantation near Itta Benna, MS, Riley Benjamin King ...||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 005 - Gatemouth Brown||Was there ever another blues musician so proficient at so many styles and on so many different instruments? Gatemouth Brown was certainly one-of-a-kind. The genre defying ...||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 004 - T-Bone Walker||This episode we learn about the electrified marvel that was Thibeaux Walker, or "T-Bone," as he came to be known around the world. Walker was ...||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 003 - Memphis Jug Band||Led by the enigmatic Will Shade, the Memphis Jug band was an ever-evolving collective sporting different, talent-packed lineups for every gig and every recording session. The ...||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 002 - Alberta Hunter||We continue the series with the world’s first international blues superstar, Alberta Hunter. Alberta Hunter was a singular talent. Born and raised in Memphis, TN, she ...||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBlues Hall of Fame - 001 - Robert Johnson||We begin this series with the first artist to be inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues. Johnson ...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fascinating stories about music heroes
I'm really enjoying these stories about Blues heroes-- the writing is vibrant & fun, and the music integrates with the stories in neat ways. Great for folks new to the music or for old fans who love good stories. Heck, you don't even need to like the music to enjoy the stories-- some of them are crazy!