Examining the blues genre by region, and describing the differences unique to each, make this a must-have for music scholars and lay readers alike.
* Demonstrates the extensive contributions of African Americans to American music and culture
* Supplies chapters on regions that include entries on the lives and contributions of individual blues musicians in particular areas of the United States, painting a colorful "map" of the development of blues music
* Draws upon extensive archival research, such as Social Security death records, to establish fundamental facts and correct myths concerning blues musicians
Number of pages: 598
Weight: 1053 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 34 mm
"A valuable reference book for any blues researcher and an interesting approach to rethinking arbitrary categories." - Living Blues
"A Selected Artists CD discography and a bibliography complete the offer. It is difficult to imagine that anyone can possibly write seriously about blues in the future without this book at their elbow. It's an absolute classic and absolutely indispensable." - Names and Numbers
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