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    October 26th 2004
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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.

Author Bio

Dick Weissman was Associate Professor of Music and Music Industry Studies from 1990-2002 at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has published many books on music, notably The Music Business: Career Opportunities and Self-Defense, now in its third edition. He lives in Portland, OR.

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  1. Music
  2. Blues

Name: Blues: The Basics (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Dick Weissman. 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...
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