Big Road Blues: Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues

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University of California Press, 1982 - Music - 379 pages
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This is the most academic book I've read on this subject so far. The guy is clearly a trained folklorist and anthropologist. The author also assumes a basic understanding of music theory. But don't ... Read full review

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Professor of Musicology David Evans writes about the development of a local blues tradition. In-depth and recommended for the serious blues scholar. Read full review

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David Evans is a professor in the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis and the author of Tommy Johnson, Big Road Blues: Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues, and The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Blues. A seasoned performer and producer, Evans is also a Grammy Award winner.

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