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Caption: The distinctive cover of Arhoolie LP 1018, "Bad Luck N' Trouble"

Blues Unlimited #128 - Blues, Bad Luck N' Trouble: A Tribute to Arhoolie Records (01:58:59)
From: Steve Franz

Recently, Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie Records marked their 50th anniversary. We'll celebrate by playing selections from three classic LPs from their catalog that were ...
Caption: Pictured: Immortals of Mississippi blues, Charley Patton and Tommy Johnson. Illustrations by R. Crumb.

Blues Unlimited #133 - Mississippi Blues Masters 1926-1931 (01:58:59)
From: Steve Franz

In this episode of Blues Unlimited, we take a look at a Who's Who of early Blues masters that lived and worked in the great state of Mississippi. All-time classics from Tommy ...
Caption: Pictured: Illustrations of the Mississippi Sheiks and Son House by R. Crumb. Bukka White by William Stout.

Blues Unlimited #134 - Mississippi Blues Masters 1931-1944 (01:58:59)
From: Steve Franz

We pick up where we left off last time, with a look at some of the great Mississippi Blues Masters who worked and recorded during the 1930s and the 1940s. (Part 2 of 2)
Caption: Napoleon Strickland on fife, Jimmie Buford on bass drum, R.L. Boyce on snare drum, and Othar Turner dancing. Photo by David Evans.

Blues Unlimited #135 - Blues from the Outer Limits (01:58:59)
From: Steve Franz

On this episode of Blues Unlimited, join us as we explore the outer reaches of the Blues Universe. From fife and drum band music out of Georgia and Mississippi, to musicians ...
Caption: One of the most beloved — and influential — compilations of all time, “The Anthology of American Folk Music,” compiled by Harry Smith (inset).

Blues Unlimited #142 - A Tribute to Harry Smith's "Anthology of American Folk Music" (01:58:59)
From: Steve Franz

In this episode of Blues Unlimited, we've culled through all the great Blues and Gospel recordings from the legendary LP set issued on the Folkways label in 1952. It was all ...