Blues: The Basics

1st Edition

Dick Weissman

Routledge
Published October 26, 2004
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9780415970686 - CAT# RT0687
Series: The Basics

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Summary

Blues: The Basics offers a concise introduction to a century of the blues. Organized chronologically, it focuses on the major eras in the growth and development of this popular musical style. Material includes:

  • a definition of the blues and the major genres within it
  • key artists such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson
  • key recordings

Complete with timelines and suggestions for further investigation, this fascinating overview is ideal for students and interested listeners.

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