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img166Here is a wonderful book The History of the Blues by Francis Davis if you are interested in the history of American Music. Enjoy this YouTube video of BB King and The Thrill is Gone.

You either do or do not know the music and the players, so let me refresh some memories and post the excellent bibliography from the back of the book.

img167img168img169img170img171The book was published in 1995 by Hyperion in New York and written by Francis Davis. Everything on Leadbelly, BB King, Howlin Wolf, Texas Troubadours, East Coast Fingerpickers, Coon Shouters, Jug Bands and many other singers of the blues can be found IN THIS BOOK!