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Bessie Smith Photographs by Carl Van Vechten: Picture 5 via Library of Congress

Blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Charley Patton, also known as Charlie Patton, was an American Delta blues musician. He is considered by many to be the "Father of the Delta Blues", and is credited with creating an enduring body of work.

Blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Song written and sung by a Mexican migrant worker. Great listening activity to go along with a unit about migrant workers.

Blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Mother of the Blues and Lover of Women Her band included Louis Armstrong, Thomas Dorsey and Coleman Hawkins. "Close" friends with Bessie Smith.

B.B. King in 2009.jpg

Riley B." King (September 1925 – May was an American blues singer, guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.

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