Blues Talk 12:
blues and the postmodern condition

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Books, links, and other useful resources (listed roughly in the order they're mentioned in the video):


Debord, Guy.  Society of the Spectacle.  1983.  Black & Red, 2000. 

Grazian, David.  Blue Chicago:  The Search for Authenticity in Urban Blues Culture.  Chicago UP, 2005.

Stolle, Roger.  Hidden History of Mississippi Blues.  The History Press, 2011.

Lynyrd Skynyrd.  “The Ballad of Curtis Loew.”

International Blues Challenge [Memphis]

Juke Joint Festival [Clarksdale, MS]

Cheseborough, Steve.  Blues Traveling:  Holy Sites of the Delta Blues.  U Press of Mississippi, 2001.

Oliver, Paul.  Blues Fell This Morning:  Meaning in the Blues.  1960.  Cambridge UP, 1990.

Gussow, Adam. “Where is the Love?  Racial Violence, Racial Healing, and Blues Communities.”  Southern Cultures 12.4 (Winter 2006):  33-54.

Leitch, Vincent.  “Blues Southwestern Style.”  In Theory Matters.  Routledge, 2003.

Blues and the Spirit Symposium

Tipaldi, Art.  Children of the Blues:  49 Musicians Shaping a New Blues Tradition.  Hal Leonard, 2002.

Urban, Michael.  Russia Gets the Blues:  Music, Culture, and Community in Unsettled Times.  Cornell UP, 2004.

Rotella, Carlo.  “Too Many Notes.”  Good With Their Hands:  Boxers, Bluesmen, and Other Characters from the Rust Belt.  U of California Press, 2004.

Fernando Jones:  “Blues Kids” website

Jones, Fernando.  I Was There When the Blues Was Red Hot.  Blues Kids of America, 2000.

Schroeder, Patricia.  Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture.  U of Illinois Press, 2004.