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Chapter 9: Blues Lyrics

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Black cat on my doorstep, black cat on my window sill. (twice)
If some black cat don't cross me, some other black cat will.
- Ma Rainey 

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Anderson, Paul A. Deep River: Music and Memory in Harlem Renaissance Thought. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2001.

Awkward, Michael. Soul Covers: Rhythm and Blues Remakes and the Struggle for Artistic Identity (Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Phoebe Snow). Durham: Duke UP, 2007.

Baker, Houston A., Jr. Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.

Charters, Samuel B. The roots of the blues: an African search. Boston: M. Boyars, 1981. ML3521 .C5

Cohn, Lawrence, et. al. eds. Nothing but the blues: the music and the musicians. NY: Abbeville P, 1993. ML3521 .N68

Davis, Angela Y. Blues legacies and Black feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday. NY: Pantheon Books, 1998. ML3521 .D355

Evans, David. Big road blues: tradition and creativity in the folk blues. Berkeley: U of California P, 1982. ML3521 .E9

Finn, Julio. The bluesman: the musical heritage of black men and women in the Americas. NY: Quartet Books, 1986. ML3521 .F56

Floyd, Samuel A. ed. Black music in the Harlem Renaissance: a collection of essays. NY: Greenwood P, 1990. ML3556.8 .N5 B6

Gold, Robert. Jazz Talk. NY: Da Capo Press, 1982.

Haralambos, Michael. Soul music: the birth of a sound in black America. N.Y.: De Capo P, 1985 , 1974. ML3537 .H37

Murray, Albert. The hero and the blues. NY: Vintage Books, 1995. PS153 .N5 M87

Oliver, Paul, William Bolcom, and Max Harrison. The New Grove gospel, blues, and jazz, with spirituals and ragtime. NY: Norton, 1986. ML3556 .O456

- - -. Blues fell this morning: meaning in the blues. with a foreword by Richard Wright. NY: Cambridge UP, 1990. ML3521 .O42

- - -. Conversation with the blues. NY: Cambridge UP, 1997. Compact Disc MJ COLL CWT O13, ML3521 .C55

O'Meally, Robert G. ed. The jazz cadence of American culture. NY: Columbia UP, 1998. ML3508 .J38

Palmer, Robert. Deep blues. NY: Viking P, 1981. ML3521 .P34

Pearson, Barry L. Sounds So Good to Me. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1984.

Reed, Teresa L. The Holy Profane: Religion in Black Popular Music. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 2003.

Russell, Tony. The blues: from Robert Johnson to Robert Cray. NY: Schirmer Books, 1997. ML3521 .R87x

Spencer, Jon M. The new Negroes and their music: the success of the Harlem Renaissance. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1997. ML3556 .S77

Titon, Jeff T. ed. Downhome Blues Lyrics: An Anthology from the Post-World War II Era. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1990.

Tracy, Steven C. Langston Hughes & the blues. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 1988. PS3515 .U274 Z8

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 9: Blues Lyrics." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap9/blues.html (provide page date or date of your login). 
 
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