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Title: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville
Post by: jphauser on November 02, 2016, 08:51:39 PM

from the publisher's website:
In this volume, Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff complete their groundbreaking trilogy on the development of African American popular music, authoritatively connecting the black vaudeville movement with the explosion of blues that followed.

For more from the publisher, click on the link below.
http://www.upress.state.ms.us/books/1994


It's scheduled to be released on February 1, 2017 according to Amazon.com.  Like the first two titles in this trilogy, it has a hefty price tag: $85.00.



Title: Re: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville
Post by: oddenda on November 05, 2016, 06:07:00 PM
All their books are highly recommended to one and all. Detailed... and readable!

pbl
Title: Re: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville
Post by: Lignite on November 05, 2016, 08:01:31 PM
......and expensive!
Title: Re: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville
Post by: oddenda on November 05, 2016, 09:23:32 PM
You can't "win" them all!! Worthy and worth it.

pbl
Title: Re: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville
Post by: TenBrook on November 07, 2016, 09:19:36 AM
Just fyi for anyone looking for the 1st book in the series: 'Out of Sight: The Rise of African American Popular Music, 1889-1895', there's currently 2 available at Abe Books for less than $10. First come, first served though...

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?isbn=9781578064991&n=100121503&cm_sp=mbc-_-9781578064991-_-used (https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?isbn=9781578064991&n=100121503&cm_sp=mbc-_-9781578064991-_-used)
Title: Re: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville
Post by: Lignite on November 07, 2016, 01:31:16 PM
Thanks TenBrook. I got one of them.
Title: Re: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville
Post by: Stuart on November 07, 2016, 02:37:11 PM
In case you miss the ones at AbeBooks, Bookfinder lists 10+ for less than $12. Enter the ISBN 13: 9781578064991 in the search box:

http://www.bookfinder.com/
Title: Re: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville
Post by: jphauser on November 08, 2016, 04:17:11 AM
In case you miss the ones at AbeBooks, Bookfinder lists 10+ for less than $12. Enter the ISBN 13: 9781578064991 in the search box:

http://www.bookfinder.com/

Just want to point out that Amazon's cheapest copy is a used one for $57.03 plus 3.99 in postage.  I believe the much lower  Bookfinder prices include the cost of postage. 

And there's your friendly neighborhood library.  Very few public libraries will have any of Abbott and Seroff's books, but--at least in the US--they will be happy to borrow the book for you from a college library through Interlibrary Loan.  You may not be able to get a brand new book this way; my public library asks that you wait to request an interlibrary loan until three months after the book has been published.

Title: Re: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville
Post by: Stuart on November 08, 2016, 12:11:08 PM

And there's your friendly neighborhood library.  Very few public libraries will have any of Abbott and Seroff's books, but--at least in the US--they will be happy to borrow the book for you from a college library through Interlibrary Loan.  You may not be able to get a brand new book this way; my public library asks that you wait to request an interlibrary loan until three months after the book has been published.

And don't hesitate to submit a "purchase request" (aka suggestion / recommendation for purchase, etc.) to your local library. You may have to do a bit of detective work on the library's website as the form may be located a few layers down. One of the local libraries will only order items that have been published or released within the last year, with everything else being ILL. The other local library seems to be more flexible.

In the past, library staff who serve on the acquisitions committee encouraged me to submit my recommendations early and often, even if the item is not mainstream. They have told me a lot of things that are mandated by the popular appeal of the moment don't have much staying power, so anything that might offset this is welcome. Even if it's a book like Out of Sight that may only be borrowed intermittently, a single copy will be in the holdings for decades, whereas 48 of the 50 copies of the latest best seller will be moved out once the thrill is gone.
Title: Re: The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville
Post by: jphauser on March 26, 2017, 07:15:38 PM
The book is now available.  Here's a link to a lengthy review from Ron Weinstock's blog.

http://inabluemood.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-original-blues-emergence-of-blues.html


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