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Pinning Down Origin Of The Blues Tougher Than Ever

For decades, fans of American and music history have been told a specific story about the origins of the blues. The book, The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville says the music evolved on stages with piano backing as much or more than it did on front porches with guitars in the Mississippi Delta. George DeStefano, a freelance music journalist, wrote about the book for the website Stereogum, and joins us to give us some insight into some of these new theories and discoveries.

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