Blues: an anthology : complete words and music of 53 great songs

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Da Capo Press, 1972 - Music - 224 pages
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Originally published in 1926, this classic collection of great blues songs is arranged for piano and voice. Among the first black men to write and publish blues music, Handy did more than anyone else to make blues popular and accepted. Considered the most famous blues collection in history, it includes historical notes, tunes and arrangements, notes for each song, a bibliography, and a chart of guitar chords. Illustrated by renowned Mexican illustrator Miguel Covarrubias.

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Contents

THE STORY OF THE BLUES EAST ST LOUIS
58
THE PIONEERS 84 FRIENDLESS BLUES
64
THE BACKGROUND THE MEMPHIS BLUES
70
LET US CHEER THE WEARY THE JOGO BLUES
82
JOE JACOBS GOLDEN BROWN BLUES
90
SAIL AWAY LADIES FLORIDA BLUES
96
JUBA JOE TURNER BLUES
104
TISHOMINGO BLUES Earl Hines 167
120
BLUE GUMMED BLUES
126
BLIND MAN BLUES W C Handy
172
GOIN DOWN THAT LONG LONG W C Handy
179
AUNT HAGARS CHILDREN JOHN HENRY BLUES
186
THE BASEMENT BLUES Sing em Low W C Handy
196
BLUES BEGAN BOODLEAM Excerpt
205
A SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
217
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