The original blues : the emergence of the blues in African American vaudeville /

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Jackson : University Press of Mississippi,, United States, p.viii, 420 pages : (2017)

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Blues (Music), History and criticism., To 1931, United States, Vaudeville


Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-387) and index.Saloon-theaters and park pavilions : the birth of southern vaudeville, 1899-1909 -- The death of J. Ed Green and the birth of State Street vaudeville -- The life, death, and untold legacy of Bluesman Butler "String Beans" May -- Male blues singers in southern vaudeville -- The rise of the blues queen : female blues pioneers in southern vaudeville -- Theater circuits, theater wars, and the formation of the T.O.B.A. -- "Yours for business" : the commercialization of the blues, 1920-26.