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The great majority of this book deserves five stars, and one of the main points it makes deserves one star. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joseph Scott
A great book discussing the history of the blues but not too much about Johnson - maybe 20% of the text. Still, I definitely recommend it to any serious blues fan. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patrycjusz Pindelski
The known facts of Robert Johnson's life have been written up in books and magazines ad nauseum since his recordings were released on LP's by Columbia in the 60's and he was... Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. R. Wood Jr.
This book reads like a list of people you might have heard of and I'm not 100% sure when Robert Johnson will be showing up.Published 2 months ago by L. Moran
I actually thought I had a decent handle on the Blues and its origins, as I've lived most of my life within spitting distance of HWY 49 and 61. Turns out I didn't know squat. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard Parks
There are lots of books on the Delta blues, both Mississippi and Arkansas, which many historians fail to recognize, although my home state has had its share of musical giants and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Scott Hedegard
a really interesting book. shame its the only blues history book available on kindle...
six more words required so gotta
Elijah Wald makes a compelling case for a broader contextual definition of what we think is Blues music. Read morePublished 13 months ago by David
Probably no form of music has been subject to so much mythmaking and sheer silliness as "the Blues" Elijah Wald had done us all a great service by simply putting Johnson in... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Stephen T. Wishnevsky