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Preachin' the Blues

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Table of Contents

Preface ; Chapter 1: The Second Coming of the Son ; Chapter 2: "Ramblified" ; Chapter 3: "The Blues Blowed My Spirit Away" ; Chapter 4: My Black Mama ; Chapter 5: Dry Spell Blues ; Chapter 6: Jinx Blues ; Chapter 7: Eclipse ; Chapter 8: "Father of the Folk Blues" ; Chapter 9: "He Was Who He Was" ; Chapter 10: The Legacy of Son House ; Appendix 1: Song Lyrics ; Appendix 2: Southold, NY, Police Report ; Acknowledgments ; Bibliography ; Index

About the Author

Daniel Beaumont teaches courses on Arabic language and literature and the blues at the University of Rochester. He is the author of Slave of Desire: Sex, Love and Death in The 1001 Nights (Associated University Presses 2002). He produced and directed "So Much Truth" a documentary about bluesman Joe Beard. He also worked as chief observer on a rain making project in Libya and he has been on the historic "King Biscuit Time" blues radio show.


Superbly researched * Froots Magazine * Well recommended * Russ Shor, VJM's Jazz & Blues Mart * An entertaining, detailed and sympathetic account of an extraordinary life. * Lou Glandfield Times Literary Supplement *

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