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Islam and the Blues - Digging Deeper


Would you like to learn more about this topic? Here are some suggestions for digging deeper:


Charters, Samuel. The Roots of the Blues: An African Search. New York: G. Putnam's Sons, 1981.

Curiel, Jonathan. "Muslim Roots, US Blues." Saudi Aramco World, July/August 2006.

Diouf, Sylviane. Servants Of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas. New York: New York University Press, 1998.

Kubik, Gerhard. Africa and the Blues. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1999.

Lomax, Alan. The Land Where The Blues Began. New York: Pantheon, 1993.

Oliver, Paul. Savannah Syncopators: African Retentions in the Blues. New York: Stein and Day, 1970.

Roberts, John Storm. Black Music of Two Worlds. New York: Praeger, 1972.

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