Blues Off the Record: Thirty Years of Blues Commentary

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Baton Press, 1984 - Music - 297 pages
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This book of essays and critiques originally written for various Blues magazines is a vibrant anthology that reflects a lifelong passion for the anger, despair, and humor that only the blues provides. The book features speculative pieces on the beginning of the blues and how it came to be recorded.

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Contents

STOP AND LISTEN An Introduction
6
DOWN THE LINE The Railroad as Symbol
21
RAILROAD PIECE Harmonica Players
39
PICKING THE
57
MATCH BOX BLUES Blind Lemon Jefferson
71
RAMBLIN AND WANDERIN Big Joe Williams
84
PICCOLO RAG Blind Boy Fuller
99
TUPELO BLUES John Lee Hooker
116
ON MAXWELL STREET Chicagos South Side
170
THE HONEY DRIPPER Roosevelt Sykes
185
WEST DALLAS DRAG Joe Pullum and Andy Boy
198
TALKING BL
211
X A ROLLIN MIND Champion Jack Dupree
245
SITTIN HERE THINKIN
273
GOT CUT ALL TO PIECES Bessie Tucker and Ida May Mack
279
THE FUTURE OF THE BLUES Looking Back at Looking Forward
285

IN THE STICKS Blues on the Stage
127
SUITCASE BLUES The Thomas Family
140
LETS GO TO TOWN
156
INDEX
292
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