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This review is from: In Search of the Blues (Paperback)
This is one of the most interesting, thought-provoking and enjoyable books I have ever read. The author goes behind the scenes and looks at those people who contributed to the popularity of the blues among white people. It is a generous view that reveals the agendas and values driving people such as the Lomaxes and others, in a fair and consistent manner. It gave me a fresh appreciation for the music and the people who lived and sang it, my curiosity to hear more was aroused and I have since been hearing those old performances with renewed interest. I came away with a heightened sensitivity for the complexity and persistence of racism and the need to reflect on our capacity to mythologize and project our desires and needs onto the things we consider exotic and real. Brilliant.Thank you MaryBeth Hamilton.