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Thread #157325   Message #3944066
Posted By: GUEST,KarenH
15-Aug-18 - 07:17 AM
Thread Name: Who started the Delta blues myth?
Subject: RE: Who started the Delta blues myth?

You may not remember Hagstrom Miller identifying different ideological and intellectual approaches taken during the 20th century to the music sung by African Americans, but that is a main thrust of his book, especially the chapter whence you took the quotation in question. On that basis, I stand by my view that you misrepresent the book in taking this quotation out of context.

I am particularly surprised at you not picking up on this as you seem to be interested in the way that one particular idea about this music took a hold, ie the idea that the Delta was the source of blues music.