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Read an excerpt from Stephen Calt's well known book on Skip James' arrival to the Recording Studio in Grafton.




Click here to read the excerpt as a .PDF file

Article is used with extreme gratitude to
Stephen Calt for his permission in reprinting this excerpt.

 

  Skip James photo circa 1932 with special permission from Richard Nevins.
May not be used without permission.



 More on Skip James here.

Click HERE to read a fascinating article about Skip James just written by up and coming blues musician and writer Roi Geyari of Israel. 

Listen to Roi's blues music HERE
http://www.myspace.com/roimorganfield
 


Biographical article on Paramount recording artist, Bud Shiffman
Written by Alex van der Tuuk

Read article here

Article Reprinted with permission of the author with original article appearing
on VJM 's Jazz and Blues Mart


 



Recording Artist
Sam Chatmon

Biographical article on recording artist, Sam Chatmon. Mr. Chatmon was a member of the Mississippi Sheiks.

written by Kip Lornell.

Read article here

Article Reprinted from  June 1972 Jazz Journal (Vol. 25, No. 6)
 
   
 

Biographical article on Paramount recording artist, William Huff
Written by Alex van der Tuuk

Read article here

Article Reprinted with permission of the author with original article appearing
on VJM 's Jazz and Blues Mart
 



Paramount Recording Artist
Marshall Owens
 


Biographical article on Paramount recording artist, Marshall Owens

Alex van der Tuuk

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Article Reprinted with permission from 78 Quarterly No. 12 and the author



Son House


 

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"From the Vaults", Bob West Interview with Son House

Reproduced with the kind permission of Blues & Rhythm, Tony Watson, Tony Burke and Bob West

http://www.arcolarecords.com
Arcola Records
P.O. box 70167
Seattle, WA 98127
USA

 



Sig Heller
 

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Article reprinted with permission of the author Alex van der Tuuk and the
 VJM's Jazz and Blue Mart where the article initially was published.

 



Blind Lemon Jefferson

"A Twist of Lemon" By Paul Swinton

Mr. Paul Swinton has graciously granted permission to Paramountshome.org to provide access to his article on the life of Blind Lemon Jefferson.

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Paramount Recording Artist
Rubin Lacey

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Obituary
Written by, and reprinted with the permission of Dr. David Evans.

 

 

















Paramount Preacher
James Morris Webb

 

The Black Man The Father of Civilization: The Story of Rev. James Morris Webb. A.M.D.D"

 

Written by, and reprinted with the permission of Guido van Rijn and Blues and Rhythm Magazine

 




Skip James

 

 


 

 

Click Here for this Biography of "Skippy"
written by Alex van der Tuuk

 

 

BRAND NEW! 
ARTICLE IN Blues & Rhythm #217
Pre War Blues - Back To The Woods - Charlie Spand
by Alex van Der Tuuk and used with permission of Blues and Rhythm

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Charlie Spand circa 1929. Photo From the collection of John Tefteller and Blues Images. Used with permission.


Rev Rubin Lacey and wife
(source: Harris' Blues Who's Who, p. 315; photographer: David Evans)

ParamountsHome has been granted exclusive permission by Dr. David Evans to offer his article on Paramount recording artist Rev. Rubin Lacey. This article is not published anywhere else on line and was originally published in Blues Unlimited in January 1967.

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 Alice Moore

Lonesome Woman Blues:
The Story of
Alice Moore

By Guido van Rijn

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Reproduced with the permission of Blues & Rhythm, Tony Watson, Tony Burke and Guido van Rijn.

 

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong Jazz munduko musikari maitatuenetariko batYes its true, a young Louis Armstrong recorded for Paramount!
 

Read a fine article by Craig Bushey here about "Satchmo"

Henry Townsend


Henry James Townsend (1909): Who was the last surviving Paramount recording artist was recently interviewed by Alex van der Tuuk. Read the article Here Reprinted with the permission of the author.

Click here to go to a streaming recorded interview with Mr. Townsend.


photo courtesy of David Tannen. Who also has a fine collection of photos for sale.
 

 

Son House

"From the Vaults"
Bob West Interview with Son House

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Reproduced with the permission of Blues & Rhythm, Tony Watson, Tony Burke and Bob West

http://www.arcolarecords.com
Arcola Records
P.O. box 70167
Seattle, WA 98127
USA

 

Tommy Johnson

New article by Alex van der Tuuk!

"Canned Heat Blues"

Tommy Johnson did not live long enough to be part of the blues revival of the 1960s, as he died on November 1, 1956. However, his legacy remains very much alive, and without doubt makes him one of the most important blues artists to make records in the 1920s.

Click here to read the fascinating article

 

 

Skip James

Exclusive Interview with Fred Bolden, Skip James' Cousin
 

 

PHOTO OF FRED BOLDEN IN NAVY UNIFORM AGE 17  

 

ParamountsHome is honored to be able to publish the biography of Charley Patton written by Dr. David Evans.

Dr. Evans is The 2003 Grammy Award recipient for best album notes (Screamin' and Hollerin' The Blues:  The Worlds of Charley Patton), Evans has been performing traditional delta blues since 1962

Because of its size, the biography is presented in three parts, and used with permission by David Evans and Dean Blackwood of Revenant Records  11/3/05

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3