Mudcat Café message #3953314 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: leeneia
27-Sep-18 - 09:03 PM
Thread Name: Who started the Delta blues myth?
Subject: RE: Who started the Delta blues myth?
I bet that if you could really follow the early blues, you would find that wherever they began, they followed the railroads. Blacks were working on the railroads, and black musicians were spreading the tunes, riding to gigs on the railroads.

That's how blues spread so fast and so far.