A contemporary of blues greats Blind Blake, Tampa Red, and Papa Charlie Jackson, Chicago blues artist William "Big Bill" Broonzy influenced an array of postwar musicians, including Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, and J. B. Lenior. In Blue Smoke, Roger House tells the extraordinary story of "Big Bill," a working-class bluesman whose circumstances offer a window into the dramatic social transformations faced by African Americans during the first half of the twentieth century.
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|Size: ||5.6 MB|
|Publisher: ||LSU Press|
|Date published: || 2010|
|ISBN: ||9780807138090 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|