Blues: The Basics offers a concise introduction to a century of the blues. Organized chronologically, it focuses on the major eras in the growth and development of this popular musical style. Material includes:
- a definition of the blues and the major genres within it
- key artists such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson
- key recordings
Complete with timelines and suggestions for further investigation, this fascinating overview is ideal for students and interested listeners.