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November 1, 2010

DE-ROMANTICIZING THE BLUES

"By now, the sounds and rhythms of the blues are so ubiquitous that they seem almost to be embedded in the musical DNA of the human race--in part because their origins have long been shrouded in what can only be described as romantic myth. Even when scholars with musical training write about the emergence of the blues, the results can be starry-eyed and frankly sentimental..."

Posted November 1, 2010 5:20 AM

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