Softcover - Red River Blues-The Blues Tradition in the Southeast

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Softcover - Red River Blues-The Blues Tradition in the Southeast

by Bruce Bastin

A brilliant and exhaustive study of Afro-American secular music in the Southeast in the 20th century. It is a broader tradition, and not the blues per se, that is being examined here. Bastin illuminates the importance of black string band traditions, balladry, music derived from minstrel and medicine show traditions as well as sacred forms not just as blues antecedents, but as significant parallel strains to blues in the repertories of many musicians up to the present. 379 pp.
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