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Recent Blues

Leo Welch's debut album is called Saboulga Voices.

January 5, 2014 Leo Welch cold-called a Mississippi label after decades as a local favorite in a tiny Southern town.


Tedeschi Trucks Band.

December 31, 2013 The blues-rock band joins David Dye at NPR's Washington, D.C., headquarters for a soulful session.


King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band in Chicago in 1923: Louis Armstrong is kneeling, from left to right behind him are Honore Dutrey, Baby Dodds, King Oliver, Lil Hardin, Bill Johnson and Johnny Dodds.

November 2, 2013 A furniture company recorded all of the top African-American blues and jazz performers of the '20s.


Ma Rainey Georgia Jazz Band posing for a studio group shot in the mid-1920s, with Thomas A. Dorsey at the piano.

November 1, 2013 Listening isn't all you need to do to understand how popular music has shaped Americans' lives.

Black Joe Lewis.

October 30, 2013 The Austin-based blues-funk band revisits the World Cafe to perform songs from its new album.


After years of attending church dances, Step Rideau says he was moved to connect with his heritage on a deeper level.

November 3, 2013 If it's Sunday in Houston, get ready to dance up and down the aisle at church.


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