Sunday, March 29, 2009

Got the Blues?

The C.C.Loons Blues Museum at the Crossroads aka. The House of Tunes is the place you want to check out if you love the blues or just want to learn more about artists behind blues music.

From the early pioneers of the blues such as Ida Cox, Billy Patton, Bessie Smith, and Mississippi John Hurt to the greats such as Ike Turner and Etta James, you will find them all here. Each artist is represented with a picture. Click on the picture and a notecard will be delivered to you with information regarding their life and contribution to music.

The pictures also give notecards that tell the story of the blues. For instance, the notecard for the picture above talks about the Early Post War Blues:
After World War II and in the 1950s, as African Americans moved to the Northern cities, new styles of electric blues music became popular in cities such as Chicago, Detroit and St. Louis. Electric blues used amplified electric guitars, electric bass, drums, and harmonica. Chicago became a center for electric blues in the early 1950s...

The museum also showcases the instruments played by the Blues artists. You can click on them and get more detailed information also. For instance, you can find out why B.B. King always named his guitars Lucille.

A video screen that plays videos on the second floor. A deck is off the back with dance balls and a stage for live performances. Add some blues to your day.

To visit the Blues Museum, CLICK HERE (The Crossroads 195, 91, 29)

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