The Country Blues (book)

The Country Blues is a seminal book by Samuel Charters, published in 1959 and generally acknowledged as the first scholarly book-length study of country blues music.[citation needed] An album of the same name was issued on Folkways Records as an accompaniment to provide examples of the artists and styles discussed. It was reprinted by Da Capo Press in 1975 with minor edits, and a new introduction by the author.

The Country Blues
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First edition
AuthorSamuel Charters
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreEthnomusicology
PublisherRinehart & Company
Publication date
1959
Media typePrint (Hardback and Paperback)
Pages288 (reprint hardcover)