Samuel Charters, The Legacy Of The Blues: The Art and Lives of Twelve Great Bluesmen, Da Capo Press, NY, 1977, 1st paperback printing, copyright 1975, 188 + 4 page discography, Softcover, FINE. With the exception of a written name on the inside front page this book would be As New. Pages are clean and tight. The spine shows no signs of being opened.
The Legacy Of The Blues: The Art and Lives of Twelve Great Bluesmen
Blues is a language – one which has evolved its own rules and which is the sole property of a culture always forced to the periphery of white society. As such it is a political language. With an awareness of the urgency involved, and with considerable devotion, Samuel Charters has chosen twelve major bluesmen, each of whom represent a major facet of the blues, and has written about them in this collection of historical perspective. It is a wonderful collection of interviews, photographs, lyrics and stories of the black experience.