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It takes a man that have the blues to sing the blues - Huddie Lead Belly Ledbitter, to Alan Lomax

Author Topic: ?All my love?s in vain?: the language of the blues - Elijah Wald  (Read 532 times)

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?All my love?s in vain?: the language of the blues

The following is an extract from The Blues: A Very Short Introduction by Elijah Wald (OUP 2010) pp.116-9

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2013/04/the-blues/

Eljah's comment on FB:

It's a strange feeling to be directed to one's own writing and not quite remember writing it--reading this after writing "The Dozens," it seems strange that I didn't write more about lyrics and language in the Robert Johnson book, then wrote a full chapter on the subject in what I recalled as basically a shorter version of that book...

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