This book explores the pioneers who created the blues from the 1920s to today, as well as providing interviews with 25 extraordinary women who make the blues happen now.
Women have been at the dawn of the blues since Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey were singing about hard knocks and tough love in smoky bars. This book gives an overview of the early days of the blues and its development from the Mississippi Delta to the windy city, Chicago, to becoming the global musical movement it is today.
50 Women in the Blues
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