Does it matter if a book is factually unreliable? For many readers, maybe not, as long as it's entertaining ("... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joseph Scott
the best book of any musical genre fantastically well researched by a true scholar . One of Arkanasas,s great writers.Published 3 months ago by steven b.
Makes clear the chronological development of the blues and the context in which the key figures made their contribution. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Robert L Wineland
A disarmingly slim paperback, this book traces, with evocative prose and good humour, the evolution of the blues from its African origins through to the recent past. Read morePublished 15 months ago by David Johnston
Robert Palmer seems to be very well known in the States for his quality research and musical knowledge. Read morePublished 18 months ago by P. Doreleijers
Palmer provides a judgement free history. At times the book flashes between characters and locations so rapidly that the temporal context is difficult, but in the end you... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jack_Nitski
I've been researching the history of the Delta blues prior to a planned trip to Mississippi to see the places associated with this music. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mark Anderson
A well written, knowledgeable survey on blues and its practitioners. Palmer touches upon the analysis of what blues is and it's different sub-groups, its origins and short bios of... Read morePublished on December 2, 2012 by fly