Presses Universitaires Liege, 1987, Softcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Second Edition, Signed by Editor
Charley Patton is widely considered to be the father of the Mississippi Delta Blues tradition, a genre of music that would go on to become world-famous through the work of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, John Lee Hooker and Blind Willie McTell. In 1987, a collection of the best musicians and scholars of Delta Blues commemorated the centenary of Patton's birth in 1887 by holding a symposium. Collected here are the papers they presented at that symposium, along with photographs and illustrations befitting the richness of their subject. SIGNED and NUMBERED on dedication page. 347 pages. Text is in English; French. Light soiling to covers and edges. Light foxing to outside edge. Stress creases to spine. Sticker and light soiling to front endpaper. Light foxing occasionally throughout. Spine cracked but still sturdy. Shipped Weight: .66 kilos. ISBN: 2870141637. ISBN/EAN: 9782870141632.