Friday, December 01, 2006

Ruf Records: Keeping the Blues Alive

Back in the early 1960's, something peculiar happened in the world of popular music. The seemingly impregnable wall that had divided two worlds separated by the barrier of race began to develop cracks and fissures. Punching those holes was the music of poor Black sharecroppers from the Mississippi Delta and the electric sound of urban poverty from Chicago.

Read more of this article by Richard Marcus

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