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The Roots of the Blues - Samuel Charters

Marion Boyars, 1981, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges, laminate patchy in places, with two very short, closed, tears to the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the rear cover: “l went to Africa to find ‘the roots of the blues’. It was with this intention that Samuel Charters, the blues and jazz expert and author of The Legacy of the Blues, journeyed through West Africa, trying to uncover the origins of a music which had a profound impact on the art, music, culture and politics of the West and in particular in the United States. What began as a genealogical study of how the blues was handed down from the African slaves to musicians of today via the slave ships, the farms and the urban ghetto became something much more complex.
Size: 8½" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 151
ISBN: 071452705X
Cover Art By: J. S. Holloway

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