Before I begin posting the content that I have prepared for this website, allow me to offer a brief introduction as to what Old Time Blues will be about, and some of the regular features that will be posted here.
First, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Connor Montgomery, I am an enthusiast of history, old phonograph records, and days of yore. This website is my soapbox to share records, fascinating historical information, and anything else that crosses my mind. The title, Old Time Blues, represents not the musical genre (though I’m indeed fond of it), but the feeling, a life-long yearning I have felt for times before my own.
For the most part, this site is dedicated to things of the past, primarily those of the 1920s and early 1930s, where my interests center. The topic will frequently be music from that period, but other topics will surely be covered as well.
Besides uncategorical posts that I may post here and there, I have several regular features planned, those are:
- Records: one record (at a time) selected from my collection, with label scans and audio files attached, and as much information as I can dig up about its history.
- Spotlights: biographical posts about music personalities from my period of interest.
I hope all will enjoy the coming posts that will appear on Old Time Blues. If you do like what you see, I would be delighted if you were to subscribe to see future posts, using the widget on the homepage.
As an addendum, it seems that some people have come here looking for an actual brief introduction to blues music. I feel that I have unintentionally deceived you fine folks, so in hopes of helping you find what you’re looking for, I recommend checking out such fine resources as The Blues Trail, All About Blues Music, or the old standby, Wikipedia.