Synopses & Reviews
This study of the blues by one of Americas premier essayists and novelists will change old attitudes about a tradition that continues to feed the very heart of popular musica blues that dances, shakes, shimmies, and exchanges bad news for stomping, rollicking, pulse-quickening good times.
The legendary study of the blues by one of America's premier writers and critics.
About the Author
Albert Murray was born in Alabama in 1916. A cultural critic, biographer, essayist, and novelist, he has taught at several colleges, including Colgate and Barnard, and his works include The Omni-Americans, South to a Very Old Place(nominated for a National Book Award), The Hero and the Blues, and Trading Twelve: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray. He has also won the ASCAPDeems Taylor Award for Stomping the Blues.