By David Dicaire

This reference quantity is meant for either the informal and the main avid blues fan. it's divided into 5 individually brought sections and covers 50 artists with names like Muddy, Gatemouth and Hound puppy who assisted in shaping 20th-century American tune. starting with the pioneering Mississippi Delta bluesmen, the publication then follows the unfold of the style to town, within the part at the Chicago Blues university. The 3rd phase covers the Texas blues culture; the fourth, the nice blueswomen; and the 5th, the genre’s improvement outdoor its major faculties. The types lined diversity from Virginia-Piedmont to Bentonia and from barrelhouse to boogie-woogie. the most textual content is augmented via mammoth discographies and a long bibliography.

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