Langston Hughes wrote some fictional short stories about the life of Jesse B. Simple (the first name should be pronounced "jess", not "jessie" for effect) and you can get a CD of Nap Turner (a famous DC area Blues DJ) reading them. I don't believe either man is with us any longer, but I found these stories fun to listen to. You can get the CD here.
I first heard these on XM Radio's "Bluesville" station. Also highly recommended if you have XM. Oh, and if you don't specifically have XM but have DirecTV, your music stations (800 and up in the channel guide) are XM, and include Bluesville.
Anyone who sees me in person can get a sample via my iPod if you like before buying.