Josh White

Society Blues

By Elijah Wald

© 2002 – Routledge

374 pages | 8 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9780415942041
pub: 2002-06-28

About the Book

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


"Society Blues incorporates a skillful and thought-provoking critique of the ideological presuppositions that guide the promotion of authenticity. Wald achieves this goal by sticking to the details of White's career, not generalizing about its implications, yet the point comes across with clarity and conviction." -- David Sanjek, American Studies

"[An] affectionate, careful biography." -- The Washington Post

About the Author

Elijah Wald wrote on music for the Boston Globe for 15 years. He is the author of Narcocorrido: A Journey into the Music of Drugs, Guns, and Guerrillas. Harper Collins/RAYO, 2001, and coauthor of Mississippi: River of Song, which accompanied a PBS series for which he served as a consultant. He maintains a website on his writing and performing,

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Blues