Summer Reading: The Land Where the Blues Began

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BY ALAN LOMAX

While many of the accounts in this memoir have been disputed by historians (Lomax has been accused of mythologizing), there’s nothin’ like hearing from the man who brought us the music. There’s passion in every word, characters on every page, killer stories, and beautiful images. And the writing’s so good the book’s worth buying for the introduction alone. I get chills just thinkin’ about it.