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All Music Guide   You can spend all night here, kids. Impressive site with blues artists' discographies and bios.

Anything Blue Will Do   Bios on country blues artists including Lightnin' Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb, and Movers and Shakers such as Freddie King, Hubert Sumlin and Elmore James; SRV tribute; music equipment; musicians only section; much more.

Austin City Links   Links to Austin blues performers' pages, including Marcia Ball, Chris Duarte Group, Guy Forsyth, Jimmie Vaughan.

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B.B. Bean's Music Page Links to sax and harp sites, and discerning blues sites.

Beale Street Take a walking tour of the historic Memphis Street where W.C. Handy wrote his first blues song in 1909.

Beef Stew's Blues Playground A top blues site out of Hartford, CT.

Best Blues Home of the Blues Experience radio show, this site has got to be one of the coolest lookin' blues site on the web.  Site features other cool things, including RealAudio webcasts and a brain stompin' blues quiz guaranteed to send you scrambling for your liner notes.

The Blues From Charleston, South Carolina, offers links to the local scene, and other tasty links worldwide.

Blues Art The art of John Carroll Doyle, which has got to be the blues decor to die for, is featured in the Blues Chicago Gallery.

Blues in Britain   Site devoted to British blues artists, featuring gigs, downloadable music, images, recordings and musicians' resources.

BluesBLITZ  Downloads, Taj Mahal's Interactive Workshop, interviews, coverage of the W.C. Handy Awards. Slick.

The Blues Directory  The mother of all blues links directory, with more than 2,200 links and 110 categories.

Blues Express These folks are working toward an internationally syndicated blues television show.  Visit their site, they've got a great start.

The Blue Flame Cafe An interactive encyclopedia of blues artists and legends that includes bios, photos and a bibliographies. One of the best blues surfs on the Net. Is this great site gone? Haven't been able to find it on the web.

The Blues Foundation  Founder of the W.C. Handy Award.

The BluesHarp Page Devoted to the history and lore of the blues harmonica, the site also offers three blues harp lessons so you can "learn to play the blues harp like an old dead dude and amaze your friends."

The Blue Highway  An award-winning site that winds past the plantation houses of the Mississippi Delta to the tenements and south side clubs of postwar Chicago. Arguably the most distinctive, and respected, blues site on the Net.

Blues Legends Photographs by Jeff Dunas  A nice place to visit. Dunas' incredible photos of blues legends and contemporary artists have been published as "State of the Blues," a major book by Aperture, New York.

Blues Lyrics On Line   Obscurities abound. Find out why Bessie Smith asked the sweet judge man to send her to the eletric chair.

Blues Metropole   Interesting site design, photo gallery introduced by a winking Sonny Boy Williamson, and extensive links

BluesNet  Established in 1993, BluesNet is the longest-running blues site on the Net.

Blues Online  Great blues information source with artists listed by region.

Blues On Stage   Ambitious, ever growing and award-winning blues guide to blues in the Twin Cities, and around the world.

Blues Paradise  Links to sites of classic blues artists, including Sonny Boy Williams I and II, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.

Blue Power Hour  An audio based site originating from Los Angeles and Nashville, Blue Power, courtesy of John Rhys and staff, has been playing the blues on the Net for over four years. Also featured are written interviews with players.

The Blues Ring  The one, the only, the official Blues Ring.

Bluestime  Site features the original photography of Jeff Morrow and Steve Morrow, who have taken photos of just about every blues artist to hit the Midwest in 20 years.

Blues To Dos:  Front Cover  Comprehensive blues e-zine featuring articles on blues greats past and present.

BluesWEB  The BluesWEB index is used by major search engines, with good reason.  If you are looking for blues links, you can find them at BluesWEB.

Boogie Woogie   MP3 and midi files of boogie woogie run by Tim Wheals, a Cambridge, England piano player, plus opportunity to buy boogie woogie sheet music. Get ready to boogie woogie in midi format when you surf in.

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Chicago Blues Archives  Archives of blues books and recordings from the Chicago Blues Festival compiled by Chicago Public Library employees. Opportunity to download a Honey Boy Edwards file in .wav format.

Crossroads at The Music Vine  Slick site with all things blues, links, bulletin boards, chat. Even includes a music authoring area.

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The Delta Blues Museum  Over 1000 visitors a week visit the museum, located deep in the delta in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

The Dutchman's Web Stop Blues Jam Directory   Harmonica pages, games, prizes and a bathroom wall.

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FolkLib Index  Complete listing of links for acoustic blues musicians.

> G  To be, or not to be, a Texan? Find out here.

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Harry's Blues Lyrics Online  Just about the best blues public service around.  Over 1,500 searchable, printable blues lyrics backed up with almost 900 audio files.  Some blues history and links to shareware to accent your website and computer are thrown in for good measure. You're the man, Harry.

House of Blues  Better dump your cache first, kids.

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"It's a Girl Thang!" Blues vocalist Lea Gilmore's tribute to women of the blues.

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Jim's Blues School  Three theory-free online lessons to play blues guitar.

Junior's Juke Joint  Read Junior's firsthand accounts of growing up in the Mississippi Delta, learn the difference between a juke joint and a honky tonk, and discover superb links to other Louisiana sites. A wonderful site.

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King Biscuit Time  Home of the famous Helena, Arkansas radio program and the prestigious King Biscuit Blues Festival.

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Memphis Blues  Commercial site offering online ordering of CDs and hundreds of books on the blues.

The Music Vine: Crossroads  Slick site with all things blues, links, bulletin boards, chat. Even includes a music authoring area.

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The New Music-Blues Review  Review/discussion site for fans' experiences at blues events and performances.

Nuthin' but the Blues  Fan site dedicated to artists including Luther Allison, Muddy, Stevie Ray and the Wolf, with photos and bios.

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100 Mississippi Delta Blues Haiku  Comparison between Japanese Haiku and Mississippi Delta blues songs, with examples.

The Online Guitar College:   Blues Guitar  Free online beginner and intermediate guitar instruction, compliments of

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Pelle Lindberg's Blues Home  Information on the webmaster's band and other Scandinavian blues artists.

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Rick Riordan's Home Page   Native San Antonian Riordan is the author of two Tres Navarre mysteries:  "Big Red Tequila" and "The Widower's Two-Step."  Tres Navarre, the title character, must be a great guy.  He has a blues-loving cat named Robert Johnson with discerning tastes -- he swears by Sonny Boy Lee's Blues Clubs page.

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San Antonio Musician's Directory   Got a band in search of gigs?  Want to sell an instrument?  Looking for a vocalist?   Post a message on the free bulletin boards, separated into surf-friendly categories.

Smakdab in the Blues   Comprehensive links to blues clubs, labels, blues fests and artists.

Smithsonian Online - Folkways Recordings  Browse for the blues.

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Texas Blues Music   Excellent site for Lone Star State blues info links. Site also includes a list of the 50 best Texas blues clubs, equipment maintenance tips, That Texas Sound commentary and more.

That Blues Music Page   Established in 1994, Fred's site at has been honored as a Magellan Four-Star site.

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Urban-Blues  A collection of guitar licks, bass lines and drum loops in a variety of styles.

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Yazoo Blues Mail Order Online A candy store of bluesphernalia for bluesophiles, including R. Crumb's (Hey, Grandpa! Remember Mr. Natural?), gallery of bluesmakers.

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