From Left to Right: (Top Left- Blues Artist Gatemouth Brown, Bottom Left - Blues singer Jewel Brown, Center- When Houston Had The Blues Film Poster with Little Richard and Grady Gaines, Top Right - Blues singer Willie Mae Big Mama Thornton, Bottom Left - Blues artist Clifton Chenier and Lightin' Hopkins)


I SEE U, Episode 95: Houston’s Emancipation Street Blues with Documentarian Drew Barnett-Hamilton

Posted on · For a project originally intended to focus on Third Ward’s Eldorado Ballroom, producer Drew Barnett-Hamilton decided to dive deeper into the cultural history of the blues and capture Houston’s distinct role in defining this revolutionary sound in popular Black music on film.

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Archive Hosts Relics of Houston Blues

Posted on · 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 […]