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Amiri Baraka (as LeRoi Jones). Blues People: Negro Music in White America. William Morrow. 1999. 256pp.

Bruce Bastin. Red River Blues: The Blues Tradition in the Southeast. University of Illinois Press. 1995. 432pp.

Bob Brunning. Blues: The British Connection. Helter Skelter Publishing. 2003. 288pp.

Samuel Barclay Charters. The Country Blues: Roots of Jazz. Da Capo Press. 1975. 314pp.

Lawrence Cohn. Nothing But the Blues: The Music and the Musicians. Abbeville Press. 1999. 432pp.

James H. Cone. The Spirituals and the Blues: An Interpretation. Orbis Books. 1992. 152pp.

Francis Davis. The History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People. Da Capo Press. 2003. 320pp.

Debra DeSalvo. The Language of the Blues. Billboard Books. 2006. 173pp.

David Dicaire. Blues Singers: Biographies of 50 Legendary Artists of the Early 20th Century. McFarland. 1999. 292pp.

David Evans (editor). Ramblin' on My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues. University of Illinois Press. 2008. 430pp. Essays.

Marybeth Hamilton. In Search of the Blues: The White Invention of Black Music. Basic Books. 2008. 320pp.

Daphne Duval Harrison. Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s. Rutgers University Press. 1988. 295pp.

Buzzy Jackson. A Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues and the Women who Sing Them. W. W. Norton & Company. 2005. 319pp.

Alan Lomax. The Land where the Blues Began. Bantam Dell. 1995. 560pp.

Giles Oakley. The Devil's Music: A History of the Blues. Da Capo Press. 1997. 311pp.

Jas Obrecht (editor). Rollin' and Tumblin': The Postwar Blues Guitarists. Backbeat Books. 2000. 453pp.

Paul Oliver. The Story of the Blues. Northeastern University Press. 1998. 212pp.

Paul Oliver. Screening the Blues: Aspects of the Blues Tradition. Da Capo Press. 1989. 302pp.

Robert Palmer. Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta. Penguin Books. 1981. 310pp.

Robert Santelli. The Big Book of Blues: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Penguin. 1993. 491pp.

Michael Taft. The Blues Lyric Formula. CRC Press. 2006. 367pp.

Steven C. Tracy. Going to Cincinnati: A History of the Blues in the Queen City. University of Illinois Press. 1998. 312pp.

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