This section concentrates on the history of British Blues and provides the reader with an educational resource in terms of articles and essays, directories, biographies, photographs and interviews with legendary British blues artists, memories and memorabilia from readers lucky enough to have witnessed the early British blues scene, recommended British blues history books and references to other websites containing the history of British blues. I hope this is useful.
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British Blues Artists and Bands Directories
These directories has been compiled to acknowledge the involvement and contribution of the early British blues artists/bands in creating the British Blues Scene.
Click here for a directory of early British blues artists, their backgrounds, home towns and musical associations.
Click here for a directory of early British blues bands, their formation, composition and years active.
Click here for a series of biographies of early British blues artists and bands.
Click here for a series of interviews with legendary British blues artists with reminiscences of the early British Blues scene.
Articles and Essays
Click here for a series of articles and essays on the birth of British Blues, sources and influences, evolution of British blues and where we are today.
Click here for reviews of gigs and festivals on the British blues scene.
Click here for readers own memories of the early British Blues scene.
Click here for memorabilia of the early British Blues scene.
Early British Blues Clubs and Venues
Click here for details of clubs and venues in the early British blues scene including artists and bands that performed at the clubs – coming soon.
Early British Blues Festivals
Click here for the EarlyBlues ‘UK & European Blues Festivals Guides’ for the years 2018 right back to 2009. Check out who performed where in recent years. Click here for the latest 2019 UK & European Blues Festivals Guide.
Click here for ‘UK Blues Festival Photo Galleries’ and associated Reviews for the years 2018 right back to 2002. Check out extensive photo galleries and reviews of past UK blues festivals, including international artists visiting the UK. Coming soon. Click here for the latest 2019 UK Blues Festival Photo Galleries.
Click here for memories and memorabilia of festivals of the early British Blues scene. Check out vintage blues festival posters, memories and details of artists and bands that performed at the festivals, some details on ‘whatever happened to …’, plus readers memories of attending the festivals.
Early British Blues Tours, Concerts & Gigs
Click here for archives of miscellaneous British blues tours, concerts and gigs, both large and small, including international artists visiting the UK. Coming soon.
Early British Blues Organisations
Click here for details of early organisations dedicated to the promotion of British blues – coming soon.
Vintage British Blues Magazines
Click here for a synopsis of British blues magazines, plus those published in several European countries – coming soon.
Click here for reproductions of complete volumes of early vintage British bluesmagazines – coming soon.
Classic British Blues Albums
Click here for reviews of classic British blues albums.
Further Reading and Reference
Here you will find a bibliography of blues books concerning the history of British Blues.
Here you will find a list of websites which help document the history of British Blues.
Here you will find a list of research organisations and recommended research articles on British Blues for those requiring further in-depth research.
1. Some details in these sections are taken from Wikipedia articles reproduced here strictly for educational use only. Several are augmented with photographs, additional information and links by Alan White (and/or other contributors as indicated within each section).