Monday, November 19, 2012

"... strange, haunting, startling..."

"We know nothing about how the blues came to be, only that it was first noted just after 1900, in the vicinity of the lower course of the Mississippi River, and that the sophisticated observers who noted it -- W.C. Handy, Ma Rainey and Jelly Roll Morton -- all found it strange, haunting, startling."
-- Luc Sante


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