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Howlin' Wolf, Jody Williams, Earl Phillips, Hubert Sumlin

Howlin' Wolf, Jody Williams, Earl Phillips and Hubert Sumlin.

Big Joe Williams

Big Joe Williams

Lightnin' Hopkins y Clifton Chenier en Houston, TX (Foto: Chris Strachwitz)

Sam John Hopkins better known as Lightnin’ Hopkins (L) and Clifton Chenier.

Johnny Shines - 1975, Stockholm, Sweden - Photograph: Hans Ekstang - Jefferson # 50 - Winter 1980 - Jubilee issue.

Johnny Shines - 1975, Stockholm, Sweden - Photograph: Hans Ekstang - Jefferson # 50 - Winter 1980 - Jubilee issue.

mississippi john hurt  rocking out

Mississippi John Hurt - An American Country Blues Singer and Guitarist :: His songs played a major part in the American Folk music revival.

Janis Joplin

In Janis Joplin bought a used white 1965 Porsche cabriolet. Band roadie/artist Dave Richards took her ideas, created and painted Janis’ psychedelic Porsche. Photographed in front of San Francisco's Palace of FIne Arts by the late great Jim Marshall.

QUEEN RANAVALONA III, (1861 - 1917) THE LAST QUEEN OF MADAGASCAR.    Madagascan Monarch. A native of Amparibe, Madagascar, she ruled Madagasgar from 1883 until 1897.     She was the last reigning monarch of her country. She was forced into exile by the French following the First Franco-Malagasy War, and she died in Algeria in 1917.

“ Queen Ranavalona III of Madagascar, ca. Ranavalona III (November 1861 – May was the last sovereign of the Kingdom of Madagascar. She ruled from July to February in a reign marked by ongoing and ultimately.

Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler

Robert Johnson was a great American Blues musician. Ranked 5 out of 100 on Rolling Stones list as the greatest guitarists of all time. The legend goes that he wanted to be great at guitar and was told to head to a crossroads. There he met the devil who tuned his guitar, giving him mastery over the instrument. Johnson did little to dispel the rumors, even encouraging them by alluding to the fact that he had, indeed, made a deal with the prince of darkness. He made 6 records before his death…

Robert Leroy Johnson (May 1911 – August was an American blues singer and musician. His landmark recordings from display a combination of singing, guitar skills, and songwriting talent that has influenced later generations of musicians.

Willie Big Eye Smith and Muddy Waters

■ Willie Big Eye Smith and Muddy Waters.

Flora Stewart, 117 years old in 1867.

Flora Stewart, aged 117 years, of Londonderry, N. at the age of It is thus recorded in the published vital records of Londonderry. This Flora Stewart was liberated from slavery about

The REAL ‘Lone Ranger’ Was An African American Lawman Who Lived With Native American Indians | Pearltrees

Real-Life Django, Bass Reeves: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.

Chess Records room 252

Chess Records room 252

James "Son" Thomas. Mississippi Delta blues guitarist and sculptor of heads with human teeth. Youtube him playing... mesmerizing.

our own james "son" thomas - mississippi delta blues guitarist

Etta James

Etta James, born Jamesetta Hawkins, is a powerful singer born and bred in the church. She belted out awesome gospel songs every since age 5 until she joined a

One of the few photographs  of Lincoln inside the White House was taken in this room by Matthew Brady in 1864.  It was not until after the renovation of the White House undertaken during the Truman administration that this room became so exclusively associated with Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln, photo by Matthew Brady