FOREWORD

In April 1963 the first issue ofBlues Unlimitedemerged like a small green shoot in a near desert. Over the next half century, the blues periodical library would grow to thousands of issues of scores of titles from a dozen or more countries, but at the time,BUstood alone on the blues enthusiast’s boo...

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Published in: Blues Unlimited p. ix
Main Author: Tony Russell
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of Illinois Press 09-22-2015
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Summary: In April 1963 the first issue ofBlues Unlimitedemerged like a small green shoot in a near desert. Over the next half century, the blues periodical library would grow to thousands of issues of scores of titles from a dozen or more countries, but at the time,BUstood alone on the blues enthusiast’s bookshelf, the first magazine to be devoted exclusively to the blues. A comprehensive blues library today would also include many hundreds of books, but in 1963 that shelf too would have been sparsely occupied. The core items were Samuel B. Charters’sThe Country Blues(1959)
DOI: 10.5406/j.ctt175x2qx.3