Going to Cincinnati: A History of the Blues in the Queen City

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University of Illinois Press, 1993 - African American musicians - 262 pages
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Here is the story of Cincinnati's urban blues from its earliest recordings in the 1920s through the triumph of King Records in the 1950s to the blues resurgence of the early 1990s. Steven Tracy shows how the strong tradition of Cincinnati blues emerged from the experiences of African-Americans in neighborhoods like Rat Row and the West End, providing relief, release, and entertainment for all who performed or listened.

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When one thinks of locales famous for the blues, Chicago, the Mississippi Delta, and maybe Texas come to mind. Cincinnati, while not possessing the distinctive sounds that make the aforementioned ... Read full review


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