First published in 1992, a history of American Blues which traces the musical influence from the end of 19th century and work songs of the slaves, to the city ghettos and commercial success of Blues singers such as Bessie Smith and Muddy Waters.
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Paul Oliver is a highly-acclaimed authority on the blues. His previous books include Blues Fell This Morning, Conversation with the Blues, Savannah Syncopators, Songsters and Saints, and The New Blackwell Guide to Recorded Blues. He lives in Oxford, England.Review:
"Encyclopedic in scope, The Story of the Blues is a bright work of scholarship. . . A profusion of well-chosen illustrations and informative captions makes it a vivid photographic essay as well as an invaluable compendium."--Arnold Shaw, New York Times Book Review
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1972. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020140035095