Building a Blues Library, Part 3 of 3: Post-Rock Blues

Eric Clapton joins Buddy Guy onstage.

By Bradley Bambarger <2007>

“The blues had a baby, and they named it rock’n’roll” so Muddy Waters sang. The blues seeded rock from Elvis Presley to The Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin, and it’s still an essential strand of popular music’s DNA.

The first entry in this multi-part series on building a blues library focused on the genre’s rural…