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Blues who's who:
A biographical dictionary of Blues singers

by Sheldon Harris

ISBN 0870004255 / 9780870004254 / 0-87000-425-5
Publisher Arlington House
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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Based on 18 years of research and writing, this reference book provides a comprehensive guide to the history of country, city, folk and rock blues. Covering all eras and styles, it features detailed biographies of 571 blues artists, 450 photographs and many pages of facts. Features of the book include various indices (of radio, TV, film, and theatre appearances; song titles; artist and place names), an extensive list of record company names and addresses, and various bibliographies (of out-of-print books and periodicals, and magazines currently available). The account of each artist includes a biographical history as well as a critical evaluation and list of principal influences. [via]