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Whose Blues?: Facing Up to Race and the Future of the Music

Adam Gussow

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469660363
eISBN:
9781469660387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660363.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Whose Blues is about the way in which we define, interpret, and make sense of the blues in a postmodern moment more than a century removed from the music's origins in the Deep South. If "Blues is ... More


Introduction

Adam Gussow

in Whose Blues?: Facing Up to Race and the Future of the Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469660363
eISBN:
9781469660387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660363.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter sketches the outlines of Whose Blues?, framing it as a contemporary conversation between Black bluesism (blues as Black music, Black history, and Black cultural property) and blues ... More


Giving It All Away: Blues Harmonica Education in the Digital Age

Adam Gussow

in Whose Blues?: Facing Up to Race and the Future of the Music

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469660363
eISBN:
9781469660387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469660363.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 2007, the author uploaded his first video to YouTube, a badly-lit and amateurish blues harmonica tutorial. Within a decade, his Dirty-South Blues Harp Channel had accumulated 500 videos, 20 ... More


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