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A Reading List:  

DAMON STONE: a blog about the cultural art form of blues idiom dance

Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy Sham, Shake: A Social and Popular Dance Reader by Julie Malnig

Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition by Adam Gussow

Black Dance in America: A History Through its People by James Haskins

Black Dance: From 1619 to Today by Lynne Fauley Emery

Blues All Around Me, The Autobiography of B.B. King by B.B. King with David Ritz

Blues Legacies and Black Feminism by Angela Y. Davis

Chicago Blues by Mike Rowe

Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues by Elijah Wald

I Put A Spell On You: The Autobiography of Nina Simone by Nina Simone

Jookin’: The Rise of Social Dance Formation in African-American Culture by Katrina Hazzard-Gordon

Moanin’ at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin’ Wolf by James Segrest and Mark Hoffman

Steppin’ on the Blues: The Visible Rhythms of African American Dance by Jacqui Malone

Stomping the Blues by Albert Murray

The Black Dancing Body  by Brenda Dixon Gottschild

The Big Book of Blues: The Fully Revised and Updated Biographical Encyclopedia by Robert Santelli

The Definitive Guide to the Blues, 3rd edition

The Devil’s Music: A History of the Blues by Giles Oakley

The History of the Blues: The Roots, The Music, The People by Francis Davis

The Land Where Blues Began by Alan Lomax

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