By Edward Komara
The Encyclopedia of the Blues presents a ancient, musical and cultural starting place for the examine of blues song. It strains musical and cultural developments linked to the blues and the points of America's track and society that helped to nurture these tendencies. Combining the paintings of roughly one hundred forty students of tune, bibliography, and American historical past and tradition, this 2 quantity reference paintings comprises a few 2100 entries, starting from short, fact-based summaries of fifty phrases to finished analytical articles of 5000 phrases or extra.
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Yancey, James Edward(s) ‘‘Jimmy’’ Yancey, Mama Estelle Yardbirds Young, ‘‘Mighty’’ Joe Young, Johnny Young, Zora Ziegler, John Lee Zinn, Rusty ZZ Top Cultural Entries Blues Folklore Convict Labor 11-29 Gandy Dancers Highways Hispanic Influences on the Blues Hoodoo House-Rent Parties Juke Joints Levee Blues Lumber Camps Lynching and the Blues Racial Issues and the Blues Railroads Sex as Lyric Concept Topical Blues: Disasters Topical Blues: Sports Topical Blues: Urban Renewal Violence as Lyric Concept Women and the Blues Geographical Entries Africa Alabama Arkansas Atlanta Chicago Cincinnati Detroit Gary, Indiana Georgia Japan Kansas City Louisiana THEMATIC LIST OF ENTRIES Memphis Mississippi Nashville Oakland Piedmont (region) Pittsburgh Rochester, New York San Francisco Spain St.
C. Williams, Larry Williams, Lee ‘‘Shot’’ Williams, Lester Williams, Nathan Williams, Paul ‘‘Hucklebuck’’ Williams, Robert Pete Williams, Willie ‘‘Rough Dried’’ Williamson, Sonny Boy I (John Lee Williamson) Williamson, Sonny Boy II (Aleck Miller) Willis, Harold ‘‘Chuck’’ Willis, Ralph Willis, Robert Lee ‘‘Chick’’ Willis, Willie Willson, Michelle Wilmer, Val Wilson, Al Wilson, Charles Wilson, Edith Wilson, Harding ‘‘Hop’’ Wilson, Jimmy Wilson, Kim Wilson, Lena Wilson, Quinn Wilson, Smokey Wilson, U.
Medwick, Joe Melrose, Lester Memphis Jug Band Memphis Minnie Memphis Piano Red Memphis Slim Mickle, Elmon ‘‘Drifting Slim’’ Mighty Clouds of Joy Milburn, Amos Miles, Josephine ‘‘Josie’’ Miles, Lizzie Miles, Luke ‘‘Long Gone’’ Miller, Clarence Horatio ‘‘Big’’ Miller, Jay D. ‘‘J. ’’ Miller, Polk Millet, McKinley ‘‘Li’l’’ Millinder, Lucky THEMATIC LIST OF ENTRIES Milton, Roy Minner, D. C. Miss Rhapsody Mississippi Jook Band Mississippi Matilda Mississippi Sheiks Mitchell, Bobby Mitchell, George Mitchell, ‘‘Little’’ Walter Mitchell, McKinley Mitchell, Willie Molton, Flora Montgomery, Eurreal ‘‘Little Brother’’ Montoya, Coco Montrell, Roy Mooney, John Moore, Aaron Moore, Alexander ‘‘Whistlin’ Alex’’ Moore, Alice ‘‘Little’’ Moore, Dorothy Moore, Gary Moore, Johnny Moore, Johnny B.