The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville. Lynn ABBOTT, Doug Seroff.

The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville

Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2017. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Quarto. 8.25 x 10.25 in. viii, 420 pp. Occasionally illustrated with black & white reproductions of photographs. Fine in original blue paper-covered boards and fine pictorial dust jacket. Item #1630
ISBN: 9781496810021

The third volume in a trilogy, The Original Blues covers African American popular music in vaudeville, minstrelsy's replacement form of stage entertainment, from the examination of the first blues star of black vaudeville, Butler "String Beans" May, to its organization by the Theater Owners Booking Association (T.O.B.A.). Jacket design by Chris Ware.

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