LIVING COUNTRY BLUES.
Edition: Trade paperback.
New York: Minerva Press, (1975.). The definitive book on contemporary country blues, one which focuses on the songs rather than the musicians, although it includes a 16 page insert of wonderful photographs. While this includes chapters on the Setting of the Blues, their history, and a defintiion of the blues, as well as one on the blues as poetry, the majority of the book contains complete annotated lyrics to over 200 songs, some with scores. The author, a folklorist, recorded thousands of songs in Louisiana, especially at Anglola Prison and the Cajun country in the southwestern part of the state.Index xv, 464 pp. ISBN: 0-308-102363.
Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, creasing to the cover, but a good reading copy.