I think it is essential reading for anyone interested in African American music and/or culture.
The book is as gripping as any novel you will ever read, and also crammed with facts and mindboggling lines of thought.
He shows how all American music originated from the blues and how it embraced all other peoples and cultures.
This is great book but if you want to read more about white people history here is the book explaning the war between white people and black people in last 5000 years
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I enjoyed the book. A great read and I learned much more that I expected about the real Blues People.Published 10 months ago by H. Heintz
While I have major reservations about a lot of Amiri Baraka's ideas and statements as expressed in his poetry and elsewhere, I have to acknowledge that Blues People is mostly... Read morePublished 11 months ago by jafrank
In 1963, Mr. [Leroi Jones] Amiri Baraka wrote Blues People -- to this day one of the most influential volumes of jazz criticism, especially in regard to the (then beginning) "free... Read morePublished 13 months ago by uni aum Entertainment