Pete Frame’s Guide to the Blues Part 1

mississippiOne of our favourite Rock Family Trees is not so much a tree but a visual and historical map: Mississippi, Cradle of the Blues. A remarkable account of the blues artists originating in the state of Mississippi. Here are the four short columns at the start the tree, top left:


In the coming weeks we will bring you some of the highlights of the tree. Here is one to start with, the blues artists associated with the town of Clarksdale:

We all know this born-in-Clarksdale bluesman:

But what about Brother John Sellers?

And this beautiful number from Maxwell Street Willie Davis?

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