The Blues Foundation Elects First-Ever Female President

The Blues Foundation, the non-profit organization dedicated to the past, present and future of blues music, has completed the annual election of its Board of Directors and its officers, electing nine individuals to lead and assist The Blues Foundation in establishing a permanent home in downtown Memphis. The plan for a permanent home proposes to centralize the Foundation’s educational, audio-visual and retail opportunities, in addition to housing its staff and operations. The new board members …

Blues Historian: Maurice Rocco With Mabel Lee: Beat Me Daddy

A great video clip yanked by the Blues Historian from one of the Harlem Hollywood films — this is frequently a Blues U® selection, since it is an artifact of an era in which blues and blues-related artists were portrayed with a sophistication that often isn’t even the case today. These films included the immensely popular artists of the day like Louis Jordan, boogie pianist Albert Ammons, and his contemporary featured in this video, Maurice Rocco.

Blues Historian: Maurice Rocco With Mabel Lee: Beat Me Daddy.