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Biographies and Histories



A Biography of Charley Patton (Part 1)
A Biography of Charley Patton (Part 2)
David Evans won a Grammy award in 2003 for “Best Album Notes” for the his long essay in Revenant 212, Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton.

An Interview with H.C. Speir by David Evans

"The Blues Traditions in Clarksdale and Coahoma County"
Transcript on an address delivered by David Evans
On May 17, 1979 - Carnegie Public Library's Myrtle Hall Branch

The Disappearance of Robert Petway by Jason Rewald

Leroy Carr by Louis Barnewitz
International Discophile, Issue No. 3, Spring 1956.

Stomp the Grinder Down by Michi Hortig

Fred McDowell: The Alan Lomax Recordings - HERE

The Most Amazing Interview with Fred McDowell
That You Never Heard - HERE

"Walter Phelps Goes Uptown"
(Asheville, NC) Citizen-Times, Apr 4, 1978.

Walter Lee "Big Daddy" Hood by TDM


Travel Narratives

Tom Dumas and Tutwiler by Murphy Givens - 1979
"Jukin' Through the Delta" by Hodding Carter III – 1991.
Ghost Story by Arne Brogger circa 2000



Obituaries

Joe Willie Wilkins by Celia Huggins - Blues Unlimited 1979
Howlin' Wolf by Pete Welding
Furry Lewis by Amanda Sharp
Muddy Waters
Henry Stuckey
Cedell Davis by Jon Pareles
John Hurt: Last Chord Diminished by John Lombardi



Graves

Furry Lewis
John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson
Alger "Texas" Alexander
Blind Willie Johnson
Jack Owens
Willie Foster
Asie Reed Payton
Virginia Travis (wife of Robert Johnson)
Shell Smith and the "Carroll County Blues" Get Recognition 
Music to the Ears: Willie Narmour and the Carroll County Blues

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