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Author : Sarah Filzen

Source : State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1998 – Wisconsin Magazine of History, winter 1998-1999


“The blues were born on Southern plantations, and especially in the black communities of the Mississippi Delta during the course of the nineteenth century. The lyrics of field songs conveyed stories steeped in oral tradition; they communicated social commentaries on race relations; the joys and tragedies of fellow workers; and those ever-popular human topics, love and sex.”