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Contents Preface A Trailer Introduction The Development of the Blues I Before the Blues 1 Blues in Retrospect 2 Echoes of Africa 3 Go Down, Old Hannah 4 Old Country Stomp 5 Ragtime Millionaire 6 Doctor Medicine 7 John Henry and the Boll Weevil 8 Yonder Comes the Blues II Blues, How Do You Do? 9 Anticipatin' Blues 10 In the Field 11 Playing the Boards 12 Declassifying the Blues 13 Blues as an Art Form, Part I: Playing the Blues 14 The Blues and Black Society 15 Singing the Blues 16 Blues as an Art Form, Part II: Expressing the Blues III Meaning in the Blues 17 Blues and Trouble 18 Down the Dirt Road 19 Black Cat's Bone 20 Tricks Ain't Walkin' No More 21 Jail House Moan 22 Let's Have A New Deal 23 High Water Everywhere 24 This World Is in A Tangle 25 Blues with A Feeling 26 Three Ball Blues IV Documenting the Blues 27 Creating the Documents 28 Still To Be Documented Discography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
Blues (Music) -- Social aspects -- United States.