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
Complete with timelines and suggestions for further investigation, this fascinating overview is ideal for students and interested listeners.