Red River Blues: The Blues Tradition In The Southeast

Author: Bruce Bastin

Publication date : 1986

University of Illinois Press

Music In American Life series

Publisher's description:

The complete story of the origins and evolution of the black American blues tradition, drawing extensively on oral history interviews.
In Juke Blues Paul Oliver comments on Red River Blues:
The opening chapters are among the best things ever published on the blues. It's a thoughtful, substantial, solidly constructed, information packed work, and should be in every serious blues enthusiast's library. But more than that, it is a major contribution to the study of popular culture.
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