Posts Tagged ‘blues’

Author: Charles Whitaker
Source: Ebony, Oktober 1990


Some reflections, at the start of the 1990’s, on the relation between black and blue eyed blues.




Author: Mack McCormack
Source: The Jazz Review, vol. 3, n°1, January 1960


Robert “Mack” McCormick , who “discovered”  Lightnin’ Hopkins in 1959,  said about him, that he “is the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act”

Read McCormack’s article in the Jazz Review of January 1960 HERE


Author: Olly Wilson
Source: Black Music Research Journal, Vol 3 (


Wilson squarely confronts the challenge of defining what “black music” is in all its vastness and diversity. He argues that it should not be thought of as a set of specific characteristics, but a conceptual approach to making music, “the manifestations of which are infinite.” Wilson refers to both aesthetic theory and detailed analysis of musical works to highlight the common threads he believes run through all black music.