Highway 61: Crossroads on the Blues Highway


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Highway 61 - the legendary Blues Highway and route taken by modern-day blues pilgrims on their journey south into the Mississippi Delta. Littered with iconic place names and immortalised in the songs of the Deep South, the great river road was taken by countless African Americans in search of the promise of work in the northern cities and escape from the legacy of slavery and hardship of the rural south. Highway 61 takes in the work of the early musicologists looking for an authentic delta folk music in the 1930s, the music ...

Highway 61: Crossroads on the Blues Highway 2014, The History Press Ltd, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752489247