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the life and times of Honeyboy Edwards,
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Urban Blues, by Charles Kiel
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Songsters and Saints: Vocal Traditions on Race Records, by Paul Oliver
The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Blues,
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Blues People: Negro Music in White America,
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