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Blues: The Basics

Blues: The Basics by Dick Weissman
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Blues: The Basics offers a concise introduction to a century of the blues. Organized chronologically, it focuses on the major eras in the growth and development of this popular musical style. Material includes:

  • a definition of the blues and the major genres within it
  • key artists such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson
  • key recordings

Complete with timelines and suggestions for further investigation, this fascinating overview is ideal for students and interested listeners.

Taylor and Francis; October 2004
217 pages; ISBN 9781135877125
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Title: Blues: The Basics
Author: Dick Weissman