Blues Cities

Name these cities that have played an important role in the development of the blues.
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Last updated: February 24, 2014
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Home of Blind Pig Records and contemporary blues musicians such as Joe Louis Walker, John Nemeth, and Chris Cain
San Francisco/Oakland
Home of the Mississippi State Penitentiary, where many work songs were recorded by Alan Lomax
Parchman, MS
Where Mississippi Fred McDowell was discovered
Como, MS
Home of many contemporary blues musicians such as Ronnie Earl, Tony Z, and David Maxwell
Home of the King Biscuit Time radio show on KFFA
Helena, AR
Town where Robert Johnson was poisoned
Greenwood, MS
Where John Lee Hooker began his recording career
Birthplace of Stevie Ray Vaughan and site of Robert Johnson's second recording sessions
Home of Chuck Berry, Jimmy Oden, and Henry Townsend
St. Louis
Home base of Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Fabulous Thunderbirds
Where R&B was developed by the likes of Louis Jordan and Charles Brown
Los Angeles
Home of blues shouter Big Joe Turner and contemporary musicians Trampled Under Foot, Mary Bridget Davies, and Samantha Fish
Kansas City
Home to a distinctive R&B style and musicians such as Irma Thomas and Dr. John
New Orleans
Home of the Delta Blues Museum, Red's Lounge, the Ground Zero Blues Club, and birthplace of many blues musicians
Clarkesdale, MS
Home of the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center
Indianola, MS
Where most blues musicians migrating north from the Delta settled, including Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf
Piedmont city and base of musicians such as Blind Willie McTell, Curley Weaver, and Barbecue Bob
Beale Street, Stax Records, Sun Records, Blues Foundation, etc.
Base of early urban blues singer Leroy Carr during his short career
Where Roomful of Blues was founded
Providence (actually Westerly, RI)
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