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Listen to the Blues


This text provides an account of the making of America's fundamental music and the men and women who created it on riverboats, in whorehouses, at country dances, and in medicine shows. With guitars and the melancholic power of their voices these musicians developed a form of music, explaining its origins and evolution, the conflicts among blues scholars, and the hardship and danger that marked the lives of professional bluesman. Based on original interviews, it includes profiles of people like Leadbelly, Mance Lipscomb, ...

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Listen to the Blues
1995, Da Capo Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780306806483

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Listen to the Blues
1975, HarperCollins Distribution Services

ISBN-13: 9780903895477


Listen to the blues.
1973, C. Scribner's Sons, New York

ISBN-13: 9780684133768


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