Blues Talk 2:
blues conditions

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


The Trouble I've Seen:  A Film by the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern University [deep blues conditions; harmonica contributed by AG]

Teaching the Blues:  a few useful concepts [handout; a free download from Tradebit]

Rowe, Mike.  Chicago Blues:  The City & the Music.  Da Capo, 1981.

Gussow, Adam.  “'If Bessie Smith Had Killed Some White People':  Racial Legacies, the Blues Revival, and the Black Arts Movement."  In New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement, edited by Lisa Gail Collins and Margo Natalie Crawford.  Rutgers UP, 2006.

Edwards, David Honeyboy, as told to Janis Martinson and Michael Frank.  The World Don’t Owe Me Nothing:  The Life and Times of Delta Bluesman Honeyboy Edwards.  Chicago Review Press, 1997.

Baker, Houston A., Jr.  Turning South Again:  Re-Thinking Modernism/Re-Reading Booker T.  Duke UP, 2001.

Woodward, C. Vann.  The Strange Career of Jim Crow.  1955; commemorative ed. 2001.

Blackmon, Douglas.  Slavery By Another Name:  The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.  Anchor, 2009.

Wilson, August, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.  Plume, 1985

Cadillac Records.  2008.

Fanon, Frantz.  The Wretched of the Earth.  1961.

Douglass, Frederick.  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.  1845.