Encyclopedia of the Blues: K-Z, index

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Edward M. Komara
Routledge, 2006 - Blues (Music) - 1100 pages
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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

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