History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People from Charley Patton to Robert Cray Francis Davis

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Hyperion, Feb 4, 1995 - Music - 320 pages
Challenging many accepted notions about the Blues, a combination of cultural commentary, musical analysis, abundant research, and wonderful visuals provides a new perspective on an enduring musical form and its place in American history.

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THE HISTORY OF THE BLUES: The Roots, the Music, the People--From Charley Patton to Robert Cray

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A quirky inquiry into the nature of the blues. Although written to accompany a three-part series on PBS, this book is more substantive than most TV tie-ins. Davis (Outcats, 1990, etc.), music critic ... Read full review

The history of the blues: the roots, the music, the people: from Charley Patton to Robert Clay

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Since its origin in Mississippi before the turn of the century, the blues has been pronounced dead many times. Davis (music critic of the Atlantic) assures us that it "rises up like Lazarus every ten ... Read full review

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P R E HISTORY THE KIND
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Chapter 2
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