A Brief History of the Blues
At All About Jazz, we don't plan to delimit the blues too narrowly. Our reviews will touch on rootsy R&B and zydeco, as well as the more traditional blues styles.
For a more complete overview of the blues, check out the following books:
- Blues For Dummies by Lonnie Brooks, Cub Koda and Wayne Baker Brooks
- Deep Blues by Robert Palmer
- All Music Guide to the Blues
- White Boy Singin' the Blues: The Black Roots of White Rock by Michael Bane