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Archive Hosts Relics of Houston Blues

The University of Houston has become the keeper of Houston’s blues history. The UH Digital Library recently published an online collection of publicity photos and books that detail recording sessions from Houston’s old Duke and Peacock Record Labels. The blues history of Houston touches on the likes of Big Mama Thornton, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Bobby […]

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The University of Houston has become the keeper of Houston’s blues history. The UH Digital Library recently published an online collection of publicity photos and books that detail recording sessions from Houston’s old Duke and Peacock Record Labels. The blues history of Houston touches on the likes of Big Mama Thornton, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Bobby “Blue” Bland – and even Little Richard and B.B. King.

News 88.7’s Ed Mayberry talks with the archivist at the University of Houston’s M.D. Anderson Library about the latest additions to the Texas Music Collection.

(Above: A photo of the group The Sultans. Image Courtesy: UH Digital Library)