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Goin' Back to Sweet Memphis: Conversations with the Blues

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Memphis, Tennessee, is a major crossroads for blues musicians, songs and styles. This work tells the story of the blues in Memphis through previously unpublished interviews with nine performers who helped create and sustain the music from the days before its commercial success in the 1970s. Their attitudes, experiences, and insights impart a deeper understanding of the blues aesthetic and philosophy. Some of the interviewees were singing and performing mostly for white blues/folk revivalist audiences by the 1970s; others, ...

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Goin' Back to Sweet Memphis: Conversations with the Blues
2001, University of Georgia Press

ISBN-13: 9780820323015

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