This groundbreaking book, written by one of the foremost blues historians in the UK, is based on over 30 years' research, exploration and absolute passion for early blues music. It is the first ever comprehensive study of the enormous impact of the railroads on 19th and early 20th Century African American society and the many and varied references to this new phenomenon in early blues lyrics.
The book is comprehensively annotated, and also includes a Discography at the end of each chapter.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 390 pages, 118 b/w illus
- Publisher: Music Mentor Books
- Publication Date: 23/09/2006
- Category: Blues
- ISBN: 9780954706838