A young #RLBurnside from the back cover of #deltablues vol 2 on #arhoolie.
The delta was and still is cotton country—it’s flat— there isn’t a hill anywhere—the sky meets the cotton fields all around you—here and there a shack—some deserted, others still occupied—now and then a bigger farm house. The land is gray and brown. The sky is gloomy. It’s desolate country. It is home of the blues. #FredMcDowell #Blues #deltablues
From the 1959 convention of the United Sacred Harp in Fyffe, Alabama. #AlanLomax
The final recording session of #CharleyPatton as imagined by #RobertCrub. #blues
A variety of Blind Willies. #blues
#SonHouse, son. From the sleeve: “people call him legendary— but he isn’t— not I any awesome sense. He likes his eggs over easy, his bourbon straight, and when an order is too big, he wraps an extra piece in napkins and takes them home.” #blues
#peetiewheatstraw The Devil’s Son-in-law. The High sheriff from hell. “Ooh well well” #blues
#skipjames #deltablues #blues