Stomping the Blues

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Da Capo Press, 1976 - Music - 264 pages
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This study of the blues by one of America's premier essayists and novelists will change old attitudes about a tradition that continues to feed the very heart of popular music--a blues that dances, shakes, shimmies, and exchanges bad news for stomping, rollicking, pulse-quickening good times.

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User Review  - ehines - LibraryThing

Murray is easy to disagree with, and just plain wrong sometimes, but his love of this music and African-American culture of the 20s-50s is great enough, and contagious enough, to overwhelm my objections. Read full review

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

It's a bit thick in its language, but you're going to be hardpressed to find a book that better addresses the blues from every possible angle. Read full review

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About the author (1976)

Albert Murray was born in Alabama in 1916. A cultural critic, biographer, essayist, and novelist, he has taught at several colleges, including Colgate and Barnard, and his works include The Omni-Americans, South to a Very Old Place(nominated for a National Book Award), The Hero and the Blues, and Trading Twelve: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray. He has also won the ASCAPDeems Taylor Award for Stomping the Blues.

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