Bluesville Records

Bluesville Records was an American record label subsidiary of Prestige Records, launched in 1959 or 1960, with the primary purpose of documenting the work of the older classic bluesmen passed over by the changing audience. Such bluesmen as Roosevelt Sykes, Lightnin' Hopkins, Rev. Gary Davis, and Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee recorded for the label, accounting for more than one quarter of their overall output. By 1966, Bluesville stopped issuing LPs.[1][2][3][4]

  1. ^ Shaw, Arnold (1978). Honkers and Shouters. New York: Macmillan. p. 17. ISBN 0-02-061740-2.
  2. ^ Both Sides Now: Prestige/Bluesville Album Discography,, accessed October 26, 2018
  3. ^ Wirz' American Music: Prestige Bluesville Discography,, accessed October 26, 2018
  4. ^ Jazzdisco: Prestige Records Catalog: Bluesville 1000 series - album index,, accessed October 26, 2018