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Blues people: Negro music in white America. 9 editions

Cover of: Blues people | Imamu Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones)
About the Book

"...the first book on jazz by a negro writer...new and highly provocative conclusions bolstered by bothe history and sociology...a must for all who could more knowledgeably appreciate and better comprehend America's most popular music, Negros in origin -Blues based- but now belonging to everybody."
Langston Hugues

"Blues people is not only a fresh, incisively instructive reinterpretation of Negro music in America, but it is also crucially relevant to Negro-white relationship today."
Nat Hentoff

"The first real attempts to place jazz and the blues within the context of American social history. Moreover, it represents one of the first efforts of a Negro writer to examine that relationship, and certainly one of the most exhaustive by any...
Blues People is American musical history; it is also American cultural, economic and even emotional history. It traces not only the development of the Negros music which affected white America, but also the Negro value which affected white America."
Library Journal

For a cool analysis (in french) of the book i recommend you this links : PART1 < www.le-cercle-modernist.com/le-roi-jones-le-peuple-du-blues > PART2 < www.le-cercle-modernist.com/leroi-jones-le-peuple-du-blues-seconde-partie >

9 editions First published in 1963

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Cover of: Blues people
Blues people: Negro music in white America
1999, William Morrow
in English - 1st Quill ed.
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Blues people
1995, Payback Press
in English
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Blues people: Negro music in white America
1980, Greenwood Press
in English
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Cover of: Blues people
Blues people: Negro music in white America
1965, MacGibbon & Kee
in English
Cover of: Blues people
Cover of: Blues people
Cover of: Blues people
Blues people: Negro music in white America.
Publish date unknown, W. Morrow

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November 24, 2016 Edited by Caroline Body I added a description (fourth book cover) + a short but efficient 2 parts analysis of the book in french. This analysis will make you want to read the book, for sure.
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