blues

  • Korea Blues- J.B. Lenoir

    J.B Lenoir was one of the protagonists of the Chicago blues scene of the 50s and 60s. His zebra patterned suit, and high-pitched voice could be recognised for miles. Born in Tilton, Mississippi, Lenoir started playing when he was “awful young” as he said in an interview with filmmaker Steve...
  • Men carry the coffin of Jim Crow through the streets to protest racial discrimination in 1944. Credits: Corbis

    Jim Crow and the blues

    “Come listen all you galls and boys, I’m going to sing a little song, My name is Jim Crow. Weel about and turn about and do jis so, Eb’ry time I weel about I jump Jim Crow.” “Jim Crow”, or “Jump Jim Crow“, is a fictional blackface character brought...
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    Black, Brown and White

    Big Bill Broonzy (1893-1958) has been an African-American idol for the first 20 years of his career. He began as a blues singer, songwriter and guitarrist, but he reached the pinnacle of success in the 1950s becoming the leading figure of the American folk music revival. ‘Black, Brown and...