A Bad Woman Feeling Good: Blues and the Women Who Sing Themby Buzzy Jackson
Jackson presents a history of American women blues singers from the earliest days of the music to the present. She describes how Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith launched the blues as an expressive vehicle of emotional liberation. She then traces their legacy through the lives and careers of singers such as Billie Holliday, Aretha Franklin, and Janis Joplin. The final chapter focuses on contemporary artists Lucinda Williams and Courtney Love. The text is based upon the author's doctoral dissertation (history) at the U. of California, Berkeley. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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Meet the Author
Buzzy Jackson received her Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, where she lives. This is her first book.
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