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Blues Music in the Sixties: A Story in Black and White

  • Author: Adelt, Ulrich
Ultimately, this book is not so much a traditional musicology as a study in reception dynamics and the politics of authenticity. As such, it's a valuable addition to the work of folks like Charles... More…



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  • Introduction
  • 1 Being Black Twice: Crossover Politics in
  • B. B. King’s Music of the Late 1960s
  • 2 Like I Was a Bear or Somethin’: Blues Performances
  • at the Newport Folk Festival
  • 3 Trying to Find an Identity: Eric Clapton’s
  • Changing Conception of Blackness
  • 4 Germany Gets the Blues: Race and Nation
  • at the American Folk Blues Festival
  • 5 Enough to Make You Want to Sing the Blues:
  • Janis Joplin’s Life and Music
  • 6 Resegregating the Blues: Race and Authenticity
  • in the Pages of Living Blues
  • Conclusion