Encyclopedia of the Blues by Edward Komara

By Edward Komara

The Encyclopedia of the Blues presents a old, musical and cultural beginning for the research of blues tune. It strains musical and cultural traits linked to the blues and the features of America's tune and society that helped to nurture these traits. Combining the paintings of roughly one hundred forty students of track, bibliography, and American heritage and tradition, this 2 quantity reference paintings comprises a few 2100 entries, starting from short, fact-based summaries of fifty phrases to complete analytical articles of 5000 phrases or extra.

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Eddie’’ Electric Flag Elem, Robert ‘‘Big Mojo’’ Ellis, Big Chief Ellis, Tinsley Embry, ‘‘Queen’’ Sylvia Emerson, William Robert ‘‘Billy the Kid’’ Erby, Jack Esquerita Estes, John Adam ‘‘Sleepy John’’ Evans, David Huhne, Jr. Evans, Margie Everett, Betty Ezell, Will Fabulous Thunderbirds Fahey, John Fairfield Four Farr, Deitra Ferguson, Robert ‘‘H-Bomb’’ Fields, Bobby Fields, Kansas Fieldstones Finnell, Doug Five Blind Boys of Alabama Five (‘‘5’’) Royales Fleetwood Mac Flemons, Wade Flerlage, Raeburn Flower, Mary Floyd, Frank ‘‘Harmonica’’ Flynn, Billy Foddrell, Turner Foghat Foley, Sue xxxv THEMATIC LIST OF ENTRIES Fontenot, Canray Ford, Clarence J.

An enlarged French edition, La Grande Encyclope´die du Blues, was published by Editions Fayard in 1997. Colin Larkin, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 3rd edition (London; New York: Muze, 1998), 8 volumes. Tom Lord, The Jazz Discography. 26 volumes. Vancouver, BC; Redwood, NY: Lord Music Reference/Cadence Jazz Books, 1992–2002. Mike Leadbitter, Neil Slaven, Les Fancourt, and Paul Pelletieir, compilers. Blues Records 1943–1970. 2 volumes. A Selective Discography: vol. 1: A–K (London: Record Information Services, 1987); ‘‘The Bible of the Blues’’: vol.

Reed, Dalton Reed, Francine Reed, Jimmy Reed, Lula Reed, Mama Reynolds, Big Jack Reynolds, Blind Joe Reynolds, Theodore ‘‘Teddy’’ Rhodes, Sonny Rhodes, Todd Rhodes, Walter ‘‘Lightnin’ Bug’’ Rhythm Willie Rice, ‘‘Sir Mack’’ Bonny Richard, Rudolph ‘‘Rudy’’ Richardson, C. C. Richardson, Mona Richbourg, John Ricks, ‘‘Philadelphia’’ Jerry Ridgley, Thomas ‘‘Tommy’’ Riedy, Bob Riley, Judge Lawrence Rishell, Paul Rivers, Boyd Roberts, Roy Robicheaux, Coco Robillard, Duke Robinson, Alvin ‘‘Shine’’ Robinson, Arthur Clay ‘‘A.

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