A style of music originally based on field shouts and secular songs of the American Negro, featuring repeated sections of twelve measures each in an A-A-B structure. This is a vocal genre, often performed by singing guitarists, with melodic lines characterized by flatted thirds and seventh. Despite the name, the mood can be happy or sad, the tempo fast or slow. Sometimes called a subgenre of jazz, blues music has its own identity in artists such as Buddy Guy and Ruth Brown. Typical artists in Blues-Rock, a related style, are Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton.

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Ace Records
UK label specializing in reissues. Searchable database and links to music sites.
Adelphi Records
Delta and Country styles as well as Blues-Rock. Roy Bookbinder, Paul Geremiah, Chris Smither, The Nighthawks, Catfish Hodge, and collections of classic artists featuring photos and detailed bios.
Alligator Records
View artist biographies, liner notes, and shop their catalog online.
Arcola Records
Online orders of recordings from Furry Lewis, Bukka White, Henry Townsend, Big Al Calhoun, and Babe Stovall.
Atlantic Records
Offers information and links on their artists.
Atlas Records
Based in Macon, Georgia, USA. Offers guitar-driven Blues Rock, with artist biographies and reviews.
Atomic Theory
Various musical genres, including Contemporary Urban Blues. Features the Lamont Cranston Blues Band, Hoopsnakes, and James Solberg.
Blind Pig
Many "one-off" recordings by a wide variety of long established artists (Luther Allison, George "Harmonica" Smith), plus a roster of newer artists (Chris Cain, Tommy Castro) Most albums have soundclips and cover art.
Blue Rock'it Records
Releases by Chris Cain, Andy Just, Charles Ford Band, and Ralph Shine.
Blue Soul Records
Home of Timothea, New Orleans singer, songwriter, and producer as well as Cajun bluesman Amedee' Frederick.
Blue Storm Music
Sound clips, newsletter, artist biographies, online store, and memorabilia.
Blue Suit Records
Includes profile, catalog, and pictures of blues artists.
Choctaw Creek Records
Independent Texas label featuring bluesman Texas Johnny Brown. Includes artist bio, tour schedules, and information for ordering CDs.
DWM Music
Independently produced releases.
Earwig Music Company
Chicago, USA based independent label offering CDs, records and tapes of traditional and contemporary Delta Blues and Chicago Blues. Audio samples and tour dates.
Ecko Records
Memphis rhythm and blues and contemporary blues recording studio.
Fat Possum Records
Raw and unpolished blues. Artists include R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, T-Model Ford, Elmo Williams, Hezekiah Early, Hasil Adkins, Neckbones, 20 Miles, Robert Cage, Cedell Davis, Jelly Roll Kings, Robert Palmer, Paul Wine Jones, Johnny Farmer, Frank Roach, Super Chikan, Country Teasers.
Fedora Records
Information on new releases, catalog, and an email mailing list.
Havic Records
Artist bios, pictures, links, ordering information.
Hip-O Records
The compilation label of Universal Music Group, featuring numerous reissues from Classic Blues and Rhythm and Blues artists.
Hottrax Records
Independent label based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Landslide Records
From Atlanta, Georgia, home of Sean Costello.
M.C. Records
American roots music, including Odetta, R.L. Burnside, Big Jack Johnson, Sleepy Labeef, Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson.
Mapleshade Records
And studio, plus Wildchild Records. CDs releases by Sunnyland Slim, The Blue Rider Trio, Drink Small, and John Dee and Fris. Also a selection of audio products and an email mailing list.
Messaround Records
Releases San Francisco style Blues. Features Gary Smith, John "Broadway" Tucker, Jerry Miller, and Charlie Musselwhite.
Mocombo Records
John Juke Logan, Doug MacLeod, the Delgado Brothers, ...
Moorafa Records
Owned and operated by Seattle, Washington independent singer/songwriter Michael Guthrie. CD, bio, and audio samples available.
Mountain Top Productions
CDs by West Coast artists Gary Smith, Mark Hummel, Clarence "Guitar" Sims, and R.J.Mischo as well as harmonica instruction videos.
MW Records
Netherlands based label available in English.
Mystery Media Inc. Records
Reviews, links, MP3 downloads.
No Cover Productions
Independent label from Detroit. Releases range from traditional delta and Chicago styles to contemporary "rocking blues" sound.
NorthernBlues Music, Inc.
Canadian label featuring Otis Taylor, Harry Manx, Rita Chiarelli, and Paul Reddick+The Sidemen. Artist bios, tour dates, reviews, and online ordering.
PacificSol
Northern California based, featuring new, original blues and rhythm and blues artists. Audio samples and online retail store available.
Random Chance Records
Independent label specializing in artists whose work is otherwise no longer available, as well as new artists. Roster includes mandolin player Yank Rachell and harmonica man Little Arther Duncan. Online orders and bios.
Razor and Tie Records
"From the Vault" series of reissues featuring Blues and Rhythm and Blues artists such as Arthur Alexander, Irma Thomas, and John Lee Hooker.
Red House Records
Independent acoustic specialists whose roster includes Guy Davis, Paul Gerimiah, and Koerner/Ray/Glover. Online order form. [Printable catalog requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]
Rhino Records
Specializing in reissues, including collections and box sets of classic Albert King, Elmore James, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells and the "Blues Masters" series of compilations.
Roesch Records
Featuring Matt "Guitar" Murphy, Eddie King, Jesse Austin, and the Blues Brothers Horns.
Ruf Records
Artist biographies and tour dates. Releases from Luther and Bernard Allison, Canned Heat, Sue Foley, Imperial Crowns, Candye Kane, Aynsley Lister, Omar and The Howlers, Ana Popovic, and Walter Trout.
Serapis Records
Official site of Zach Parrish. Includes music samples, images, tour dates, bio and press.
Severn Records
East Coast independent label promoting Blues and Soul. See tour schedules, photos, purchase CDs online. Artist roster includes Louisiana Red, Darrell Nulisch, and Roy Gaines.
Sleeping Dog Records
An independent internet-based label. Specializing in new and contemporary Chicago Blues, but offering a broad range of genres.
Speakeasy CDs
Independent Canadian blues label.
Taxim Records
German specialist in roots music; blues, folk, country, roots-rock, and all points in between
Telarc International
Printable catalog, online orders, MP3 downloads. Roster includes Tab Benoit, Lady Bianca, James Cotton, Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, Robert Jr. Lockwood, and Son Seals.
Twll Du Records
Wales, UK musicians collective producing music based on punk blues.
Winner Records
Includes CD information, videos, and ordering information.
World Talent Records
Label based in Atlanta, Georgia USA. Artists: Guitarist/Songwriter Forrest McDonald, Raymond Victor
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