Looking up at down : the emergence of blues culture /
Bill Barlow's fine study is a major contribution to our understanding of blues. He carefully traces the music from its roots in the rural South to urban traditions in Memphis, St. Louis, and Chicago. Barlow's broad portrait of the blues and his perceptive analysis make this study a classic...
Temple University Press,
Table of Contents:
- "I been 'buked and I been scorned" : the folk roots of the blues
- "Everyday seems like murder here" : Mississippi Delta blues
- "Po' boy, long ways from home" : East Texas blues
- "Pickin' low cotton" : Piedmont blues
- "Laughin' to keep from cryin' " : Vaudeville blues
- "Chocolate to the bone" : urban blues in the South
- "Stormy Monday" : urban blues in the Southwest
- "Goin' down slow" : urban blues in the Midwest
- "Looking up at down" : Chicago blues.