Charles Keil: Urban Blues (University of Chicago Press)
Charlie Gillett, New Society, 13 October 1966
MOST WRITERS on popular music and the blues have approached post-1955 music with discomfort, concluding their books with despondent remarks about the commercialised depravity called rock and roll. Roundly deriding these writers as "mouldy figs", Charles Keil promises a more broad-minded approach in discussing contemporary blues singers.
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