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Delta Blues Museum Podcast:
DBM Band

May 2011
Delta Blues Museum
Clarksdale, MS

From Clarksdale to Kansas City, Vol. 1

Released in May 2011, the Delta Blues Museum Band's first CD features our very own students with the contributing talents of Charlie Musselwhite, Bill Abel and Daddy Rich. Read Press Release

From Clarksdale to Kansas City, Vol. 1 is available for purchase at the Delta Blues Museum and through the Museum's Online Gift Shop. All proceeds from the sales of the CD benefit the Museum's music program.

The CD project allowed museum instructors the chance to educate students on the history of other blues musicians, such as Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, and to demonstrate the importance of copyright and licensing - instructors also incorporated Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Studio and its evolution into Sun Records (thanks to the recording of "Rocket '88" by a group of musicians from Clarksdale).

The 12-track CD, made possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, showcases blues favorites as well as one original composition on one-string guitars, hand-made by the students under the instruction of Mississippi Artist Roster musician Bill Abel. Musselwhite, also a featured artist on the CD, taught harmonica to the no-age-limit class and offered a lesson not only on technique but also on the skill of listening

DBM Band CD Song Samples

Catfish Blues
Kansas City
No Sunshine

Credits: New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
Recorded at Vincent Productions in Clarksdale, MS

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