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Posted By: GUEST,KarenH
16-Aug-18 - 06:03 AM
Thread Name: Who started the Delta blues myth?
Subject: RE: Who started the Delta blues myth?
What a pity! It's an excellent and well-researched book. The account it gives of minstrelsy and coon songs and how the stereotypes within these musical genres were backed up by the analyses of the early racist social anthropology as exemplified by Odum gave way to the later 'folklorist' approach to the music of African Americans is convincing and interesting.