Friday, July 26, 2013

Blues People: A Classic Book Turns 50

Blues People: Negro Music in White America by LeRoi Jones (ML3556 .B37 B58) was published 50 years ago and has never been out of print since. A product of the Civil Rights movement era, it was a ground-breaking work in recognizing African-American contributions to American music.

NPR's A Blog Supreme has an article on the book's gestation and reception:

Black History Meets Black Music: 'Blues People' At 50

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