Books, Magazines, Radio, Websites, Internet Links and other recommended reference material and sources.


Early Blues Books – Personal Recommendations

My personal recommendations of blues books categorised by:

General – essential reading
Catalogues – blues reference ‘bibles’
Themed – regional, influences, etc.
Specific Artists Рbiographies and autobiographies 

Early Blues Books – Full Bibliography

Comprehensive bibliography of some 470+ blues books referenced on the Internet, A fantastic achievement by the compiler, Mike Bullock. Many thanks to Mike for allowing the bibliography to be published here. The work is categorised by:

Editors and Authors
History and Social Comment
Biographies and Profiles
Interviews, Photographic Record and Portraits
Reference and Discography
Poetry and Travel Guides

Blues Magazines

UK & European printed and Internet based blues magazines.

Blues Radio

A selection of Internet based radio stations streaming the blues worldwide.

Blues Websites

UK blues websites with substantial historical content

Please note:
This all new History Section of the website is being built to replace the original 18 year old History Section and is entirely dedicated to the history and evolution of the Blues. It is being developed over time, re-creating the old format content into a new more manageable format together with extended content. To keep each section as complete as possible there will be links to the old format where the material has not yet been re-formatted. When this is the case please click the back button or just close the page to return to this new format section.