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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
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|ISBN:||0786860529 9780786860524 0786881240 9780786881246|
|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)|
WorldCat User Reviews (1)
A critic's view
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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