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A Bibliography of the Blues

Compiled by: Joseph C. Hickerson
Publication Date: August 4, 1971

Ames, Russell.
The Story of American Folk Song. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1955; reprint edition, 1960. pp. 249-268: "The Blues."

B.B. King.
New York: Amsco Music Pub. Co., 1970.

Baxter, Robert.
Baxter's Finger-Picking Blues and Ragtime Manual. New York: Amsco Music Pub. Co., 1969.

Berendt, Joachim Ernst.
Blues. Munich: Nynphenburger Verlagshandlung, 1957. Second edition, 1960.

Blesh, Rudi.
"The Guitar - The Blues' 'Other Voice'." Billboard: The World of Soul, volume 80, number 30, August 17, 1968, Section 2, pp. 22-26.

Shining Trumpets: A History of Jazz. New York: Knopf, 1946. pp. 98-148: "The Blues."

Bluestein, Gene.
"The Blues As a Literary Theme." Massachusetts Review, volume 8, number 4, Autumn 1967, pp. 593-617.

Boyd, Joe.
"South Side Blues: Blues Lyrics, Chicago-Style." ABC TV Hootenenny, volume 1, number 3, July 1964, pp. 21-22.

Bradford, Perry.
Born with the Blues. New York: Oak Publications, 1965.

Brakeley, Theresa B.
"Blues." Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology and Legend, edited by Maria Leach, 2 volumes, New York: Funk & Wagnalls Co., 1949, volume 1, p. 151.

Broonzy, William, and Yannick Bruynoghe.
Big Bill Blues. London: Cassell, 1955. Revised edition, New York: Oak Publications, 1964.

Brown, Sterling A.
"The Blues." Phylon, volume 13, number 4, 1952, pp. 286-292.

"The Blues as Folk Poetry." Folk-Say, A Regional Miscellany: 1930, edited by Benjamin A. Botkin, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1930, pp. 324-339. Reprint edition, New York: Johnson Reprint, 1971.

Campbell, E. Simms.
"Blues." In Jazzmen, edited by Frederic Ramsey, Jr. and Charles Edward Smith, New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1939, pp. 101-118. Reprinted in The Negro in Music and Art, edited by Lindsay Patterson, revised edition, New York: Publishers Co., Inc. 1968, pp. 53-63.

Charters, Samuel B.
The Bluesmen: The Story and the Music of the Men Who Made the Blues. New York: Oak Publications, 1967.

The Country Blues. New York: Rinehart, 1959.

"Meeting the Blues." American Folk Music Occasional, number 1, 1964, pp. 18-20.

"The Mississippi Delta Blues." Hootenanny, volume 1, number 2, March 1964, pp. 51, 72-73.

The Poetry of the Blues. New York: Oak Publications, 1963.

Chase, Gilbert.
America's Music: From the Pilgrims to the Present. Second edition, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1966. pp. 448-464: "Singing' the Blues."

Clar, Mimi.
"Folk Belief and Custom in the Blues." Western Folklore, volume 19, number 3, July 1960, pp. 173-189. Reprinted in The Second Line, volume 11 [sic: 12], number 9-10, September-October 1961, pp. 1-8; number 11-12, November-December 1961, pp. 17-21; volume 13, number 12, January-February 1962, pp. 23-30.

Courlander, Harold.
Negro Folk Music, U.S.A. New York and London: Columbia University Press, 1963. pp. 123-145: "Blues."

Covington, Ben.
"Blues in the Archway Road." Anarchy, number 51 (volumen 5, number 5), May 1965, pp. 129-133.

Dane, Barbara.
"The Meaning of the Blues." Down Beat, volume 27, number 7, March 31, 1960, pp. 17-21.

Dauer, Alfons Michael.
"Betrachtungen sur afro-amerikanischen Folklore, dargestellt an einem Blues von Lightnin' Hopkins." Archiv für Völkerkunde, volume 19, 1964-65, pp. 11-30.

Jazz: Die magische Musik: Ein Leitfaden durch den Jazz. Bremen: Carl Schünemann, 1961. pp. 33-52: "Die Klage, die nicht traurig ist."

Der Jazz: Seine Ursprünge und seine Entwicklung. Eisenach and Kassel: Erich Roth-Verlag, 1958. pp. 70-91: "Der Blues."

Dixon, Robert M. W., and John Godrich.
Recording the Blues. London: Studio Vista; New York: Stein and Day, 1970.

Dunson, Josh.
"Blues on the South Side." Sing Out!, volume 15, number 5, November 1965, pp. 16-20.

"Enigmatic Folksongs of the Southern Underworld." Current Opinion, volume 67, number 3, September 1919, pp. 165-166.

Evans, David.
"The Art of Country Blues Singing." Blues Unlimited, number 67, November 1969, pp. 8-9.

"Blues on Dockery's Plantation: 1895 to 1967." Blues Unlimited, number 49, January 1968, pp. 3-4; number 50, February 1968, pp. 14-15.

Charlie Patton. Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng.: Blues World Booklet no. 2, 1969.

Fahey, John.
Charley Patton. London: Studio Vista, 1970.

Ferris, William R., Jr.
"The Blues: Africa to America." Close-Up [Jackson, Miss.], volume 6, number 10, March-April 1971, pp. 14-15, 23, 25.

Blues from the Delta. London: Studio Vista, 1970.

"Blues in the Mississippi Delta." Druid [Knoxville], Spring 1970, pp. 10-13.

"Racial Repertoires among Blues Performers." Ethnomusicology, volume 14, number 3, September 1970, pp. 439-449.

"Records and the Delta Blues Tradition." Keystone Folklore Quarterly, volume 14, number 4, Winter 1969, pp. 158-165.

Folk Blues.
New York: Arc Music, Inc., 1965.

Fox, Mrs. Jesse W.
"Beale Street and the Blues." West Tennessee Historical Society Papers, volume 13, 1959, pp. 128-147.

Garland, Phyl.
The Sound of Soul. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1969.

Garon, Paul.
"Blues and the Church: Revolt and Resignation." Living Blues, volume 1, number 1, Spring 1970, pp. 18-23.

Garwood, Donald.
Masters of Instrumental Blues Guitar, Volume 1. Laguna Beach, California: Traditional Stringed Instruments, 1967. Reprint edition, New York: Oak Publications, 1968.

Gillet, Charlie.
Sound of the City: The Rise of Rock & Roll. New York: Outerbridge and Dienstfrey, 1970.

Glover, Tony.
Blues Harp: An Instruction Method for Playing the Blues Harmonica. New York: Oak Publications, 1965.

"The Groovy Boom in R & B." Sing Out!, volume 16, number 3, July 1966, pp. 37-43.

"R & B." Sing Out!, volume 15, number 2, May 1965, pp. 7-13.

Godrich, John, and Robert M. W. Dixon.
Blues and Gospel Records 1902-1942. Hatch End, Middlesex, England: Brian Rust, 1964. Revised edition, London: Storyville Publications, 1969.

Gombosi, Otto.
"The Pedigree of the Blues." Volume of Proceedings of the Music Teachers National Association, 40th Series, 70th Year, 1946, pp. 382-389.

Grainger, Porter, and Bob Ricketts.
How to Play and Sing the Blues Like the Phonograph and Stage Artists. New York: Jack Mills, Inc., 1926.

Green, Archie.
"The Carter Family's 'Coal Miner's Blues'." Southern Folklore Quarterly, volume 25, number 4, December 1961, pp. 226-237.

Greene, Maud.
"The Background of the Beale Street Blues." Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin, volume 7, number 1, March 1941, pp. 1-10.

Groom, Bob.
Blind Lemon Jefferson. Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng.: Blues World Booklet no. 3, 1970.

"The Library of Congress Blues and Gospel Recordings." Series in Blues World, beginning no. 38, Spring 1971, pp. 8-11.

Robert Johnson. Fourth edition, Knutsford, Cheshire, Eng.: Blues World Booklet no. 1, 1969.

Grossman, Stephan.
The Country Blues Guitar. New York: Oak Publications, 1968.

Delta Blues Guitar. New York: Oak Publications, 1969.

How To Play Blues Guitar. New York: Elektra Records, no. EKL-324 [phonodisc and book], n.d.

Ragtime Blues Guitarists. New York: Oak Publications, 1970.

Gruver, Rod.
"The Autobiographical Theory Re-Examined." JEMF Quarterly [John Edwards Memorial Foundation, UCLA], volume 6, part 3, number 19, Autumn 1970, pp. 129-131.

"The Blues as Dramatic Monologues." JEMF Quarterly, volume 1, part 1, number 17, Spring 1970, pp. 28-31.

"A Challenge to Hayakawa." The Second Line, volume 11, [sic: 12], number 7-8, July-August 1961, pp. 15-18.

"A Closer Look at the Blues." Blues World, number 26, January 1970, pp. 4-10.

"The Funny Blues: Cryin' Just to Keep from Laughin'." Blues World, number 33, Autumn 1970, pp.19-20; number 34, September 1970, pp. 19-21; number 35, October 1970, pp. 20-21.

"Sex, Sound, Cows and the Blues." JEMF Quarterly, volume 7, part 1, number 21, Spring 1971, pp. 37-39.

"Towards a Criticism of the Blues." Jazz Monthly [St. Austell, Eng.], number 155, January 1968, pp. 2-5.

Guralnik, Peter.
"Blues as History." Blues World, number 22, December 1968, pp. 5-13.

Handy, William C.
Father of the Blues. New York: Macmilliam, 1941. Reprint edition, New York: Collier Books, 1970.

Handy, William C., and Abbe Niles.
A Treasury of the Blues. Revised edition of Blues: An Anthology (1926), New York: Charles Boni, 1949.

Handy, William C., and Myles A. Fellowes.
"The Heart of the Blues." Etude, volume 58, number 3, March 1940, pp. 152, 193, 211.

Hansen, Barrett.
"Blues Business." Hit Parader [Derby, Conn.], number 54, January 1969, pp. 25-28.

Hatch, Dave, and John Williams.
"The Country Blues: A Musical Analysis." Blues Unlimited, number 21, April 1965, p. 8.

Hayakawa, S. I.
"Popular Sogns vs. the Facts of Life." Etc.: A Review of General Semantics, volume 12, number 2, Winter 1955, pp. 83-95. Reprinted in Mass Culture: The Popular Arts in America, edited by Bernard Rosenburg and David Manny White, Glencoe: Free Press, 1957, pp. 393-403; in Our Language and Our World, edited by S. I. Hayakawa, New York: Harper & Bros., 1959, pp. 279-292; in The Use and Misuse of Language, edited by S. I. Hayakawa, Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications, 1962, pp. 150-163.

Hechman, Don.
"Five Decades of Rhythm and Blues." BMI: The Many Worlds of Music, Summer 1969, pp. 4-31.

Helfer, Erwin.
"Basic Blues Piano Techniques." Living Blues, volume 1, number 3, Autumn 1970, pp., 22-24, 28.

Higgins, Steve.
"Robert Johnson." Seattle Folklore Society Newsletter, volume 2, number 1, September 1970, pp. 2-7, 27-28; Seattle Folklore Society Journal, volume 2, number 2, December 1970, pp. 2-7, 22-23.

Hoffman, Daniel G.
"From Blues to Jazz: Recent Bibliographies and Discographies." Midwest Folklore, volume 5, number 2, Summer 1955, pp. 107-114.

Hyman, Stanley Edgar.
The Promised End: Essays and Reviews 1942-1962. Cleveland and New York: World Publishings Co., 1963. pp. 295-315: "American Negro Literature and the Folk Tradition."

Hughes, Langston, and Arna Bontemps.
The Book of Negro Folklore. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1958. pp. 371-397: "Blues."

Iglauer, Bruce, et al.
"David (Honeyboy) Edwards." Living Blues, volume 1, number 4, Winter 1970-71, pp. 19-24.

Improvising Blues: An Instruction Manual for Guitar.
Berkeley: Green Note Publications, 1970.

Jahn, Janheinz.
Neo-African Literature: A History of Black Writing. New York: Grove Press, 1969. pp. 166-191: "Blues and Calypso."

Jahn, Janheinz, and Alfons Michael Dauer.
Blues und Work Songs. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer Bücherei, 1964.

Johnson, Guy B.
"Double Meaning in the Popular Negro Blues." Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, volume 22, number 1, April-June 1927, pp. 12-20.

Jones, LeRoi.
"Blues, Black & White America." Metronome, volume 78, number 3, March 1961, pp. 11-15.

Blues People: Negro Music in White America. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1963.

Jones, Max.
"On Blues." PL Yearbook of Jazz 1946, edited by Albert McCarthy, London: Editions Poetry London: 1946, pp. 72-107.

Keil, Charles.
Urban Blues. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1966.

Kempf, Paul, Jr.
"Striking the Blue Note in Music." The Musician, volume 34, number 8, August 1929, p. 29.

Koester, Robert.
"The Blues: Rough, Raw and Real." Newport Folk Festival 1964. Irvington, New Jersey: Gilbert Kravette, 1964, pp. 16-17, 45.

Lang, Iain.
Jazz in Perspective: Background of the Blues. London: Hutchinson & Co., Ltd., 1947.

Leadbitter, Mike.
Delta Country Blues. Bexhill-on-Sea: Blues Unlimited, 1968.

Nothing But the Blues. London: Hanover Books, 1971.

Leadbitter, Mike, and Neil Slaven.
Blues Records: January, 1943 to December, 1966. London: Hanover Books, 1968.

Lee, George Washington.
Beale Street, Where the Blues Began. New York: R. O. Ballou, 1934. Reprint edition, College Park, MD.: McGrath Pub. Co., 1969.

Lehmann, Theo.
Blues and Trouble. Berlin: Henschelverlag, 1966.

Leroux, Benoit.
"Vers un Blues Revival?" Jazz Hot [Paris], volume 34, number 244, November 1968, pp. 20-23.

Litweiler, John.
"The Soul of the New White Blues." Sounds & Fury, volume 2, number 2, July (August?) 1966, pp. 28-29.

Locke, Alain.
The Negro and His Music. Washington, D.C.: The Associates in Negro Folk Education, 1936. Reprint edition, Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, 1968. Reprint edition with Negro Art: Past and Present, New York: Arno Press, 1969. pp. 28-35: "Secular Folk Songs: The Blues and Work-Songs."

Lomax, Alan.
Folk Songs of North America. London: Cassell; New York: Doubleday, 1960. pp. 573-595: "Blues."

Lomax, John A. and Alan.
Negro Folk Songs as Sung by Leadbelly. New York Macmillan, 1936.

Longini, Muriel Davis.
"Folk Songs of Chicago Negroes." Journal of American Folklore, volume 52, number 203, January-March 1939, pp. 96-111.

McCarthy, Albert, Alun Morgan, Paul Oliver, and Max Harrison.
Jazz on Record: A Critical Review to the First 50 Years: 1917-1967. London: Hanover Books, 1968.

Melnick, Mini Clar.
"'I Can Peep Through Muddy Water and Spy Dry Land': Boasts in the Blues." In Folklore International: Essays in Traditional Literature, Belief, and Custom in Honor of Wayland Debs Hand, edited by D. K. Wilgus, Hatboro, Pennsylvania: Folklore Associates, Inc., 1967, pp. 138-149.

Mitchell, George.
Blow My Blues Away. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1971.

Moore, Carman.
Somebody's Angel Child: The Story of Bessie Smith. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1969.

Napier, Simon.
Back Woods Blues. Bexhill-on-Sea: Blues Unlimited, 1968.

Nelson, Paul.
"Country Blues Comes to Town." Sing Out!, volume 14, number 3, July 1964, pp. 14-24.

Newton, Francis.
"'Trouble is a Man' (The Classic Blues Singers)." The Decca Book of Jazz, edited by Peter Gammond, London: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1958, pp. 62-74.

Niles, Abbe.
"Ballads, Songs, and Snatches: Columbia Race Records." Bookman, volume 67, June 1928, pp. 422-424.

"Blue Notes." New Republic, volume 45, February 3, 1926, pp. 292-293. Reprinted as "The Blues" in Frontiers of Jazz, edited by Ralph de Toledano, New York: Oliver Durrell, 1947; reprint edition, New York: Frederick Ungar, 1962, pp. 32-57.

Niles, John Jacob.
"Shout, Coon, Shout!" Musical Quarterly, volume 16, number 4, October 1930, pp. 516-530.

Odum, Howard W.
"Folk-Song and Folk-Poetry as Found in the Secular Songs of the Southern Negroes." Journal of American Folklore, volume 24, number 93, July-September 1911, pp. 255-294; number 94, October-December 1911, pp. 351-396.

Odum, Howard W., and Guy B. Johnson.
Negro Workaday Songs. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1926. Reprint edition, New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. pp. 17-34: "The Blues: Workaday Sorrow Songs."

Oliver, Paul.
"Blind Lemon Jefferson." Jazz Review, volume 2, number 7, August 1959, pp. 9-12.

"Blues and the Folk Revival." International Musician, volume 62, number 10, April 1964, pp. 12-13, 19-20.

"Blues as an Art Form." Blues World, number 21, October 1968, pp. 1-7.

Blues Fell This Morning: The Meaning of the Blues. London: Cassell, 1960; New York: Horizon Press, 1961. Reprinted as The Meaning of the Blues, New York: Collier Books, 1963.

"Blues '65." Jazz [New York], volume 4, number 7, July 1965, pp. 26-29.

"Blues to Drive the Blues Away." Jazz, edited by Nat Hentoff and Albert J. McCarthy, New York and Toronto: Rinehart & Co., 1959, pp. 83-103.

Conversation with the Blues. New York: Horizon Press, 1965.

Kings of Jazz: Bessie Smith. London: Cassell, 1959.

Savannah Syncopators: African Retentions in the Blues. London: Studio Vista; New York: Stein and Day, 1970.

Screening the Blues: Aspects of the Blues Tradition. London: Cassell, 1968. Reprinted as Aspects of the Blues Tradition, New York: Oak Publications, 1970.

"Special Agents: An Introduction to the Recording of Folk Blues in the Twenties." Jazz Review, volume 2, number 2, February 1959, pp. 20-25.

The Story of the Blues. Philadelphia, New York, London: Chilton Book Co., 1969.

Olsson, Bengt.
Memphis Blues and Jug Bands. London: Studio Vista, 1970.

[no author]
"Origin of 'Blues' Numbers." Sheet Music News, volume 2, number 5, October 1923, pp. 8-9, 41.

Oritz Oderigo, Nestor R.
Historia del Jazz. Buenos Aires: Ricordi Americana, 1952. pp. 80-95: "Los 'Blues'."

Osgood, Henry O.
"The Blues." Modern Music, volume 4, number 1, November-December 1926, pp. 25-28.

So This Is Jazz. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1926. pp. 63-75: "The Blooey Blues."

Oster, Harry.
"Background of the Blues." In Black America, edited by John F. Szwed, New York and London: Basic Books, 1970, pp. 143-157.

"The Blues As a Genre." Genre, volume 2, number 3, September 1969, pp. 259-274.

Living Country Blues. Detroit: Folklore Associates, 1969.

Pesquinne, Blaise.
"Le blues, la musique nègre des villes; naissance et avenie du jazz." La Revue Musicale, volume 15, number 150, November 1934, pp. 273-282.

Radcliffe, Charles.
"Blues Walking Like a Man." Anarchy, number 51 (volume 5, number 5), May 1965, pp. 140-158.

Ramsey, Frederic, Jr.
Been Here and Gone. Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1960.

Rookmaaker, H. R.
Jazz, Blues, Spirituals. Wageningen, Neth.: Gebr. Zomer & Keunigs Uitgeversmaatschappij, 1960.

Rooney, James.
Bossmen: Bill Monroe and Muddy Waters. New York: Dial Press, 1971.

Ruspoli, Mario.
Blues: poésie de l'Amérique noire. Paris: Les publications techniques et artistiques, 1947.

Russell, Tony.
Blacks, Whites and Blues. London: Studio Vista; New York: Stein and Day, 1970.

Sackheim, Eric, and Jonathan Shahn.
The Blues Line: A Collection of Blues Lyrics. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1969.

Scarborough, Dorothy.
"The 'Blues' as Folk-Songs." Publications of the Texas Folklore Society, volume 2, 1923; reprinted as Coffee in the Gourd, edited by J. Frank Dobie, Dallas: Texas Folklore Society, 1935; Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1969, pp. 52-66.

On the Trail of Negro Folk-Songs. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.
Reprint edition, foreward by Roger D. Abrahams, Hatboro, Pennsylvania: Folklore Associates, 1963. pp. 264-280: "Blues."

Schrodt, Helen, and Bailey Wilkinson.
"Sam Lindsey and Milton Roby: Memphis Blues Musicians." Tennessee Folklore Society Bulletin, volume 30, number 2, June 1964, pp. 52-56.

Schuller, Gunther.
Early Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development. New York: Oxford University Press, 1968.

Sergeant, Winthrop.
Jazz: Hot and Hybrid. Revised edition, New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1946. pp. 173-189: "The Derivation of the Blues."

Shaw, Arnold.
The Rock Revolution. New York: Macmillan, 1969.

The World of Soul: Black America's Contribution to the Pop Music Scene. New York: Cowles Book., 1970.

Shirley, Kay, and Frank Driggs.
The Book of the Blues. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1963.

Shurman, Dick.
"King of Postwar Blues Guitar: Earl Hooker (1930-1970)." Seattle Folklore Society Newsletter, volume 1, number 4, June 15, 1970, pp. 2-7, 26-28.

Siemans, Jim.
"From the Horse's Mouth: The Blues Band." Autoharp, [Urbana, I11.], number 30, October 20, 1967, pp. [8] - [10].

Silverman, Jerry.
The Art of the Folk-Blues Guitar. New York: Oak Publications, 1964.

Folk Blues: 110 American Folk Blues. New York: Macmillan, 1958. Revised edition, New York: Oak Publications, 1968; New York: Macmillan, 1971.

Spencer, Onah L.
"First Blues Disc Was Made by Mamie Smith." Down Beat, volume 8, number 12, June 15, 1941, p. 8.

Stearns, Marshall W.
The Story of Jazz. New York: Oxford University Press, 1956. pp. 99-108: "The Blues."

Stewart-Baxter, Derrick.
"Blues in the Country." Jazz Journal, volume 12, number 4, April 1959, pp. 3-4.

Ma Rainey and the Classic Blues Singers. London: Studio Vista; New York: Stein and Day, 1970.

Strachwitz, Chris.
"Blues from Coast to Coast." American Folk Music Occasional, number 1, 1964, pp. 20-37.

Szwed, John F.
"Musical Adaptation among Afro-Americans." Journal of American Folklore, volume 82, number 324, April-June 1969, pp. 112-121.

"Negro Music: Urban Renewal." In Our Living Traditions: An Introduction to American Folklore, edited by Tristram Potter Coffin, New York: Basic Books, 1968, pp. 272-282.

Titon, Jeff.
"Autobiography and Blues Texts: A Reply to 'The Blues as Dramatic Monologs'." JEMF Quarterly, volume 6, part 2, number 18, Summer 1970, pp. 79-82.

Traum, Happy.
"The Art of the Talking Blues." Sing Out!, volume 15, number 6, January 1966, pp. 53-59.

The Blues Bag. New York: Consolidated Music Publishers, 1968.

Guitar Styles of Brownie McGhee. New York: Oak Publications, 1971.

Traum, Happy and Artie.
Rock Guitar. New York: Amsco Music Pub. Co., 1969.

Ulanov, Barry.
A History of Jazz in America. New York: The Viking Press, 1952. pp. 26-34: "The Blues."

Vechten, Carl van.
"The Black Blues." Vanity Fair, volume 24, number 6, August 1925, pp. 57, 86, 92.

Weinstein, Robert V.
"Black 'n Blues." Negro History Bulletin, volume 32, number 5, May 1969, pp. 13-15.

Weissman, Dick, and Dan Fox.
How to Play the Blues. Guitar Techniques and Strums. New York: Music Minus One, number MMO 140 [Phonodisc and book], 1964.

Welding, Peter.
"The Rise of Folk-Blues." Down Beat, volume 28, number 19, September 14, 1961, pp. 15-17.

"The Rise of the White Blues Performer." Down Beat: Music '65: 10th Yearbook, Chicago: Maher Publications, 1965, pp. 55-57, 85.

"Stringin' the Blues: The Art of the Folk Blues Guitar." Down Beat, volume 32, number 19, July 1, 1965, pp. 22-24, 56.

White, Newman Ivey.
American Negro Folk Songs. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1928. Reprint edition, foreword by Bruce Jackson, Hatboro, Penna.: Folklore Associates, 1963. pp. 387-402: "Blues and Miscellaneous Songs."

Williams, Lance.
"The Blues." Soul Illustrated (Los Angeles), volume 1, number 2, Fall 1968, pp. 33, 52, 62-64.

Williams, Martin T.
Where's the Melody? A Listener's Introduction to Jazz. Revised edition, New York: Pantheon Books, 1969. pp. 17-32: "The Blues."

Wolffe, D. Leon.
"The Blues Are Dead!" Music and Rhythm, volume 2, number 14, January 1942, pp. 8, 50.

Wood, Berta.
"Are Negroes Ashamed of the Blues?" Ebony, volume 12, number 7, May 1957, pp. 64-68.

Work, John W.
American Negro Songs. New York: Howell, Soskin and Co., 1940. pp. 28-36: "The Blues."

The World of Soul.
Billboard, volume 79, number 23, Part 2, June 24, 1967, and subsequent annual issues.

Zimmerman, Paul D.
"Rebirth of the Blues." Newsweek, volume 73, number 21, May 26, 1969, pp. 82-85.

Zur Heide, Karl Gert.
Deep South Piano: The Sotry of Little Brother Montgomery. London: Studio Vista, 1970.

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