Big Road Blues: Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues

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University of California Press, Jan 1, 1982 - Music - 379 pages
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Examines the processes of compostion, learning, and performance used by Southern black folk blues singers.

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Contents

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES
15
Folk and Popular Blues
16
Mississippi John Hurt
45
unknown artist
50
Rube Lacy
55
Alberta Hunter
64
Bessie Smith
68
Bessie Smith
70
Mott Willis
216
Mott Willis
217
Mott Willis
218
Mager Johnson
221
Mager Johnson
223
Mager Johnson
224
Mager Johnson
225
Mager Johnson
226

Blind Lemon Jefferson
77
Blind Lemon Jefferson
79
Blind Lemon Jefferson
80
Johnnie Temple
119
Boogie Bill Webb
121
Esau Weary
122
Howlin Wolf
125
Isaiah Chattman
127
Roosevelt Holts
130
Boogie Bill Webb
133
Tommy Johnson
134
Cary Lee Simmons
136
Robert Pete Williams
141
Napoleon Strickland
142
Charley Patton
146
Charley Patton
149
Roosevelt Holts
151
Roosevelt Holts
152
Babe Stovall
153
Babe Stovall and O D Jones
156
Anonymous man and woman
159
Anonymous man and woman
160
Mott Willis
203
Mott Willis
204
Mott Willis
206
Mott Willis
207
Mott Willis
208
Willis Taylor
209
Willis Taylor
211
Mott Willis
213
Mott Willis
214
Mott Willis
215
Mager Johnson
227
Mager Johnson
229
Mager Johnson
232
Mager Johnson
233
Tommy Johnson
237
Howlin Wolf
244
Tommy Johnson
251
Roosevelt Holts
258
Charlie Taylor
260
THREE
267
Tommy Johnson
269
Howlin Wolf
275
FOUR
276
Floyd Jones
277
Mott Willis
279
Mott Willis
280
Mott Willis
281
Mager Johnson
282
Mager Johnson
283
EXAMPLES
284
Mississippi Sheiks 285 illustrative 71 Brownskin Woman Sam Chatmon
287
Poor Boy Lofton
289
Willie Lofton
291
Shirley Griffith
295
John Henry Bubba Brown
297
Isaac Youngblood
299
Arzo Youngblood
302
Babe Stovall
304
J D
307
NOTES
321
BIBLIOGRAPHY
351
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