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2006 Blues Calendar Features Rare Artwork and Accompanying CD

The 2006 calendar Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920s marks the third volume of a series featuring original artwork, rare photographs and an accompanying CD. Much of the artwork and photographs have not been seen by the public since they were originally created in the 1920s.

The artwork showcased in this calendar was originally marketed only to African-American record buyers in the 1920s, thus viewers today may find the images offensive because they reflect an often-oppressive period in American history. These “race records” were primarily advertised in the Chicago Defender newspaper as recorded blues music reached its pinnacle.

World’s Rarest Records and publishing company Blues Images have compiled music from the following artists on the bonus CD: Skip James, Charley Patton, Willie Brown, Mississippi Sheiks, Blind Blake, Ida Cox, King Solomon Hill, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Ma Rainey, Papa Charley Jackson, Blind Roosevelt Graves & brother, Leroy Carr, Mattie Delaney, Louie Laskey and George Torey. Sample song lyrics, brief biographies and birth and death dates of numerous Blues artists are also included in the calendar.

The calendar is available for purchase at

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