by Mr. Mosera
Legacy of the blues
Why I researched the Blues
Oakley, Giles. The devil's music: a history of the blues. Da Capo Press, 1976.
Oakley gives an overview of the history of blues and explains the origin of the blues as spirituals sung by American slaves.
2. Davis, Francis. The history of the blues. Da Capo Press, 2003.
Francis talks about the long and rich history of the blues, tracing its roots all the way back to Africa.
3. Cunningham, Robert, and Robert Maris Cunningham. The Blues: A History of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield System. Northern Illinois University Press, 1997.
In this book Cunningham argues that blues is the cornerstone of modern American rock music.
Daniels, Douglas Henry. "The significance of blues for American history."Journal of Negro History (1985): 14-23.
In this books, Daniels argues that blues are essential to a well rounded understanding of American History
Boonton United Methodist Church. "Home Page" http://www.boontonumc.com/ accessed 9-5-2015
This is the website for the church holding the Boonton Blues and BBQ event. It contains information about the event as well as the community.