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The history of the blues

Author: Francis Davis
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©1995.
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Discusses the history of blues music from its origins in the Mississippi Delta to its peak in Chicago right after World War II to its current popularity with whites in urban clubs. Includes a timeline showing how events in the larger society had an impact on the music.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davis, Francis, 1946-
History of the blues.
New York : Hyperion, c1995
(OCoLC)622976185
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Davis
ISBN: 0786860529 9780786860524 0786881240 9780786881246
OCLC Number: 31045250
Notes: "The history of the blues is the companion volume to a three-part PBS series of the same name"--Introd.
Description: viii, 309 p. : ill., ports. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Coon shouters and titular blues --
Blues vaudevillians, jug bands, and medicine show songsters --
Delta transcendentalists, Texas troubadours, and East Coast fingerpickers --
Robert Johnson's satanic verses --
The thirties and forties: rural, urban, and midway between --
Leadbelly's black body --
Home truths: Muddy, B.B., and the last race labels --
Chuck and Elvis, hands-on preservationists, and soul in the biblical sense --
Blues connotation/from songsters to soulsters.
Other Titles: History of the blues (Television program)
Responsibility: Francis Davis.
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Discusses the history of blues music from its origins in the Mississippi Delta to its peak in Chicago right after World War II to its current popularity with whites in urban clubs. Includes a timeline showing how events in the larger society had an impact on the music.

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by fulmerford (WorldCat user published 2011-07-20) Good Permalink

Should perhaps be entitled, "Francis Davis' Opinions on the History of the Blues". Of course, everyone is entitled to write his own book, but I don't usually want to know so much about an author who's not part of the story, even if he has something interesting to add to it--which is not necessarily...
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