“Really the Blues” offers up a vintage blues archive

I thought I should pass along a great website for older blues videos and performances. A lot of you may be familiar with it already, but it’s worth promoting here because it’s such a great resource. With great music.

It’s called Really the Blues, and you can sign up to get some music every day to help fill that hole in your soul.

Here’s how they describe themselves:

“ReallytheBlues.com is an internet archive dedicated entirely to the blues and the men and women who create it.

“This site contains both video and audio performances by legendary figures of the genre, from it’s first appearance on record to the present.

“Inspired by jazz clarinetist Mezz Mezzro’s book of the same title, ReallytheBlues.com seemed the perfect name for this all inclusive blues site.

“As always our service is entirely free! Just subscribe and you will start to receive our daily e-mails containing film clips and vintage recordings featuring legendary blues artists.”


Here’s a recent video they offer of Jesse Mae Hemphill, a guitarist in the Mississippi hill country tradition.

And here’s that video on YouTube:

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