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Published: 05 August 2010

152 Pages | 10 illus.

4-3/8 x 6-7/8 inches

ISBN: 9780195398939

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The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

Elijah Wald

Very Short Introductions

  • Features blues stars Ma Rainey, Jelly Roll Morton, W.C. Handy, Alberta Hunter, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Blake, the Memphis Jug Band, and Charlie Patton
  • Provides a concise history of a musical genre that interests both jazz and folk fans, and students of popular music
  • Bestselling author of How the Beatles Destroyed Rock n' Roll: published by OUP in June 2009 and has sold over 10,000 copies to date
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over three million copies sold worldwide