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BluesSpeak: Best of the Original Chicago Blues Annual (Hardback)
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BluesSpeak: Best of the Original Chicago Blues Annual (Hardback)

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£74.00
Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 27/01/2010
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Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252034404
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 771 g
Dimensions: 279 x 216 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"An invaluable resource for the blues historian, and an entertaining read for the Chicago blues fan."--About.com:Blues

"Evoke[s] a raw and vivid portrait of the blues, its history and practitioners."AllAboutJazz


"This collection strikes an excellent balance between interview, blues reportage, and literary work and will be of interest to blues fans, scholars of black literature, and anyone interested in community arts."--Barry Lee Pearson, coauthor of Robert Johnson: Lost and Found

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