Tracing The Path Of The Blues

One of the most influential forces in music and culture, we are spending this month celebrating the unique sound that is the blues.

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B.B. King In London
Photo: Estate of Keith Morris/Redferns

The blues was not just a musical tradition. It was a cultural phenomenon. Its roots may have started in America, but its endless offshoots and far-reaching influence can be seen around the world for over a century. This month, uDiscover takes a deeper dive into the “Talkin Blues”, from revisiting where it all began on Highway 61, to the most influential songs, the stories behind blues nicknames, seminal albums and the artists keeping the blues alive today. And, as if that isn’t enough for you, you can explore the rich history of the blues further with our in-depth feature and test your blues knowledge with this blues quiz.

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