Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920's

Daphne Duval Harrison, Author Rutgers University Press $22.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-8135-1280-8
Throughout the 1920s, in tents, theaters, dance halls and cabarets, and on ``race'' records, black American women captivated large audiences with their singing of the blues. ``Harrison examines the subjects and texts of their songs, the toll these performers paid for their right to be heard, and what they did to transform a folk tradition into a popular art,'' said PW. (July)
Reviewed on: 06/05/1990
Release date: 06/01/1990
Hardcover - 295 pages - 978-0-8135-1279-2
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