History of British Blues
This section provides the reader with a
history of British Blues as an educational resource in terms of
articles and essays, 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. Please feel free
with any comments / additional material / etc.
Articles and Essays
Here are a series of articles and essays on the birth of British
Blues, sources and influences, evolution of British blues and where
we are today.
'Survey of American Popular Music'
'Early British Blues
Clubs and Venues' by Alan White (coming soon)
'Blues Specialist Record Shops in the UK - 1960s'
by Max Haymes
more articles coming soon.
Here are a series of interviews with legendary
British blues artists with reminiscences of the early British Blues
scene. The interviews below reside on
clicking the links below will take you to each interview.
(on the British Blues scene since the 1970s)
(sister of John Bonham - Led Zeppelin)
(The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation / Victor Brox Blues Train)
(The Blues Band)
Paul Jones (Manfred Mann / The Blues Band)
(John Dummer Blues Band/Tramp/The Blues Band)
(on the British Blues scene since the early
Tony (T.S.) McPhee
(John Mayall's Bluesbreakers)
(John Mayall's Bluesbreakers / The Rolling Stones)
Mike Vernon (Record Producer & Music Executive / Founded Blue
Horizon Records in the late 1960s)
Please note: All interview material © copyright Alan White and
respective artists, provided here for educational use only.
- Readers own memories of early British Blues
Images of the early British Blues scene:
Further Reading and Reference
Recommended British Blues History Books
Here you will find a bibliography of blues books concerning the
history of British Blues.
Links to websites with British Blues
Here you will find a list of websites which cover the history of