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Blues Music History Learning Guide: Citations

Sources we cite in Blues Music History

1 Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty! (New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2005), 562.
2 Francis Davis, The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 1995),19.
3 Francis Davis, The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 1995),126.
4 Robert M. W. Dixon and John Godrich, Recording the Blues (London: Studio Vista, 1970), 9.
5 Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty! (New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2005), 481 - 485.
6 Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty! (New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2005), 649.
7 Dick Weissman, Blues: The Basics (New York, NY: Routledge, 2005), 29.
8 Robert M. W. Dixon and John Godrich, Recording the Blues (London: Studio Vista, 1970), 41.
9 Robert M. W. Dixon and John Godrich, Recording the Blues (London: Studio Vista, 1970), 59.
10 Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty! (New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2005), 818.
11 Francis Davis, The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 1995), 256.
12 Quoted in Dorothy Winbush Riley, ed., My Soul Looks Back, 'Less I Forget (Harper Reference, 1993), 36.
13 Dick Weissman, Blues: The Basics (New York, NY: Routledge, 2005), 7.
14 Dick Weissman, Blues: The Basics (New York, NY: Routledge, 2005), 19.
15 Francis Davis, The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 1995), 61.
16 Sam Phillips overheard by Sun Records co-manager Marion Keisker; Keisker is quoted in Jerry Hopkins, Elvis: A Biography (Open Gate Books, 1971), 56.
17 Francis Davis, The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 1995), 256.
18 Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty! (New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2005), 481- 85.
19 Eric Foner, Give Me Liberty! (New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 2005), 564.
20 Francis Davis, The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 1995), 256.
21 Francis Davis, The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 1995), 47.
22 Dick Weissman, Blues: The Basics (New York, NY: Routledge, 2005), 83.
23 Francis Davis, The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 1995), 126.
24 Dick Weissman, Blues: The Basics (New York, NY: Routledge, 2005), 29.
25 Francis Davis, The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 1995), 62.
26 Francis Davis, The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 1995),72.
27 Francis Davis, The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 1995), 77-78.
28 Francis Davis, The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 1995), 243.
29 Francis Davis, The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 1995), 177.
30 Dick Weissman, Blues: The Basics (New York, NY: Routledge, 2005), 57.
31 Dick Weissman, Blues: The Basics (New York, NY: Routledge, 2005), 86.
32 Dick Weissman, Blues: The Basics (New York, NY: Routledge, 2005), 56.
33 Quoted in Lawrence Cohn, et al, Nothing but the Blues: The Music and the Musicians (1993), 13.
34 Quoted in Dorothy Winbush Riley, ed., My Soul Looks Back, 'Less I Forget (Harper Reference, 1993), 36.
35 W.C. Handy, Father of the Blues: An Autobiography (Cambridge, MA: Da Capo, 1971), 74.
36 Quoted in Leon Litwack, Hellhounds, excerpt in Nancy Scheper-Hughes and Philippe Bourgois, Violence in War and Peace (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003), 125.
37 From a song recorded by Muddy Waters in 1977, and inspired by a Brownie McGhee composition.
38 Sam Phillips overheard by Sun Records co-manager Marion Keisker; Keisker is quoted in Jerry Hopkins, Elvis: A Biography (Open Gate Books, 1971), 56

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