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A Blues Bibliography

2nd Edition

By Robert Ford


1,400 pages

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A Blues Bibliography, Second Edition is a revised and enlarged version of the definitive blues bibliography first published in 1999. Material previously omitted from the first edition has now been included, and the bibliography has been expanded to include works published since then. In addition to biographical references, this work includes entries on the history and background of the blues, instruments, record labels, reference sources, regional variations and lyric transcriptions and musical analysis.

The Blues Bibliography is an invaluable guide to the enthusiastic market among libraries specializing in music and African-American culture and among individual blues scholars.


'this bibliography is valuable for its coverage of African American newspapers and many obscure blues publications. It may be suitable for larger music reference collections, especially those serving advanced students and scholars' -- Choice,J. C. Wanser, Hiram College

Table of Contents

Introduction Page. Notes Page. 1. History & Background Page 2. Biographical Entries: A Page 3. Biographical Entries: B Page 4. Biographical Entries: C Page 5. Biographical Entries: D Page 6. Biographical Entries: E Page 7. Biographical Entries: F Page 8. Biographical Entries: G Page 9. Biographical Entries: H/I Page 10. Biographical Entries: J Page 11. Biographical Entries: K Page 12. Biographical Entries: L Page 13. Biographical Entries: M Page 14. Biographical Entries: N Page 15. Biographical Entries: O Page 16. Biographical Entries: P Page 17. Biographical Entries: Q/R Page 18. Biographical Entries: S Page 19. Biographical Entries: T Page 20. Biographical Entries: U/V Page 21. Biographical Entries: W/X/Y/Z Page 22. Instruments Page 23. Record Labels Page 24. Reference Sources Page 25. Regional Variations Page 26. Lyric Transcriptions & Musical Analysis Page 27. Author Index Page

About the Author

Robert Ford is a librarian at The University of Exeter. The first edition of his Blues Bibliography brought him wide recognition as a scholar in this field.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Blues
MUSIC / Reference