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Kennedy's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK

Author: Guido van Rijn

Publication date: 2007

American Made Music Series

University Press of Mississippi

ôKennedy's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK collects in a single volume the blues and gospel songs written by African Americans about the presidency of John F. Kennedy and offers a close analysis of Kennedy's hold upon the African American imagination. These blues and gospel songs have never been transcribed and analyzed in a systematic way, so this volume provides a hitherto untapped source on the perception of one of the most intriguing American presidents."

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