Encyclopedia of the Blues: K-Z, index
Edward M. Komara
Routledge, 2006 - Blues (Music) - 1100 pages
This comprehensive two-volume set brings together all aspects of the blues from performers and musical styles to record labels and cultural issues, including regional evolution and history. Organized in an accessible A-to-Z format, the Encyclopedia of the Blues is an essential reference resource for information on this unique American music genre. Coverage includes: · The whole history of the blues, from its antecedents in African and American types of music to the contemporary styles performed today · Artists active throughout the United States and from foreign countries · The business of the blues, including individual record labels active since the prewar era · Aspects particular to blues lyrics and music · Specific issues such as race or gender as related to the blues · Reference lists of blues periodicals, blues newsletters, libraries, and museums.
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Edited by Komara, Crane Librarian at SUNY at Potsdam, this two-volume A-to-Z set effectively categorizes the history of the blues. Most entries are biographical, but others vary widely. Individual ... Read full review