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Blues (Music) -- United States

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View Resource American Roots Music

PBS offers this companion site to their four-part series, which began airing October 29, 2001. As with so many of PBS' sites, this one acts as a nice supplement to the series and an interesting stop of its own right. Users can access episode summaries, read about the songs and artists (as well as read interviews -- oral histories -- with selected artists), and learn about the origins of some...
View Resource Charles H. Templeton Sheet Music Collection

Charles H. Templeton, an alumnus of Mississippi State University and music lover, gave his entire collection of sheet music (some 22,000 titles) to the school's library several years ago, and they have recently begun putting some of the scanned sheet music online. So far, the online searchable archive is only partially available, but a good selection of the sheet music is scanned and can be viewed...
View Resource Honky Tonks, Hymns & the Blues: American Music From Back Roads to Big City

Originally broadcast from July 2003 to September 2003, this rather engaging radio program explored the origins and development of America's popular music tradition in the first five decades of the 20th century. Hosted by NPR's Paul Brown, this website is designed to complement this fine series, and allow the musically curious visitor to listen to each of the eleven segments in the series. The...
View Resource Sheldon Harris Sheet Music Collection

Sheldon Harris was an avid record collector, and he began his collection as a young man growing up in Brooklyn. During his life, he also served as the blues editor of "Jazz & Pop Magazine", and also found time to publish an important biographical dictionary of blues singers and an oral history of jazz as told by jazz trombonist and blues singer, Clyde E.B. Bernhardt. This particular digital sheet...
View Resource The Blues

Noted bluesman Willie Dixon once said, "The blues are the roots; everything else is the fruits". Wise words indeed, and the quote informs the spirit of Martin Scorsese's PBS documentary series "The Blues". This interactive website provides users with some great material about this seven part series, which features segments by Clint Eastwood, Wim Wenders, and of course, Mr. Scorsese. On the site,...