Welcome to Earlyblues.com – History Section

This is an all new section of the Earlyblues.com website, replacing the original History Section, entirely dedicated to the history and evolution of the Blues in essays and articles, cultural aspects, exhibitions/presentations/courses/talks, research projects, reference lists, recommended blues books, blues resting places, and links to other blues sites. More details are found on the About page.

All parts of the original History Section are being re-created here in a new more manageable format together with extended content, especially on British Blues welcoming new contributors Stevie King
from the British Blues Archive website and Keith Woods from ‘Tales From The Woods’ magazine
and roots music networking group.

Details of both organisations are given on the Acknowledgements page. Click the logos to visit their websites:



Quote from the late Paul Oliver (who was one of the world’s leading authorities and writer on the history of the blues):
“Alan, congratulations on your Website EarlyBlues, sincerely, Paul Oliver”
(Check out interview with Paul Oliver at his home in 2009)

“…The blues tell the story of life’s difficulties — and, if you think for a moment, you realize that they take the hardest realities of life and put them into music, only to come out with some new hope or sense of triumph. This is triumphant music.”
– Martin Luther King Jr.

Please note:

As the full Earlyblues.com website is so large (having over 1,000 pages) this new History Section will be developed over time (re-creating the old format content into the new format). To keep each section complete there will be links to the old format where the material has now yet been re-formatted. When this is the case please click the back button or just close the page to return to this new format section.

To get back to the full Earlyblues.com website click here

To get back to the original History Section of Earlyblues.com click here