Beale Street: And Other Classic Blues : 38 Works, 1901-1921

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Courier Corporation, 1998 - Music - 150 pages
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This treasury of classic blues includes 38 songs and instrumental pieces from the first two decades of the twentieth century the era that witnessed the birth and initial popularity of the blues. Written by such masters as the legendary W. C. Handy, "Jelly Roll" Morton, and the prolific Luckeyth ("Lucky") Roberts, this bountiful collection includes: Beale Street, The St. Louis Blues, The Hesitating Blues, The Memphis Blues, Joe Turner Blues, The Jelly Roll Blues, The Down Home Blues, Railroad Blues, Crazy Blues, If You Don't Believe I Love You, The Farmyard Blues, I'm Crazy 'Bout Your Lovin', Long Gone, 99 Blues, and 24 other classics of the era.
Reproduced directly from rare sheet music (including the original covers), this collection will thrill both amateur and professional players and all lovers of the great popular music of yesteryear."

 

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