Here is a video of B.B. King performing The Thrill Is Gone in 1993:
Each month we feature a Blues Artist of the Month.
Our Featured Blues Artist For August 2017 is Muddy Waters.
The Mississippi Blues Trail has placed a marker at the site of Muddy Waters’ House at Stovall Farm, outside Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi. Our page on Muddy Waters’ House is one of most frequently read pages on our MississippiBluesTravellers.com website.
Stovall Farm was where Alan Lomax made the first recordings of Muddy Waters in 1941. The Alan Lomax recordings of Muddy Waters at Stovall Form in 1941-1942 are compiled on the Complete Plantation Recordings, which is one of our Recommended Recordings.
We are starting a monthly Blues Artist of the Month feature.
As our first Blues Artist of the Month we are featuring Howlin’ Wolf (1910-1975), who was born 10 June 1910 near West Point, Clay County, Mississippi.
During the late 1920’s Howlin Wolf lived and worked on the Dockery Farm, the the Dockery Plantation, in Sunflower County, Mississippi.
Howlin’ Wolf made his first recordings for Sam Phillips at Memphis Recording Service (later Sun Recording Studio) in Memphis in 1951. Sam Phillips considered Howlin’ Wolf the most important artist he recorded.