Storyville Publications, 1982. Third Edition, Fully Revised. 8vo. 898 pp. Index. Blue cloth with gilt lettering; without dustjacket as issued. A fine copy. Item #19422
One of the standard blues reference books since its first publication in 1964. It also ranks as one of the most complete reference works of any kind, thoroughly documenting, within its guidelines, every pre-World War II recording session by an African-American blues or gospel performer by artist, title, personnel, date, location, matrix number, original record label, and release number. Much of the data comes from original record company files, filled out by contributions of collectors the world over and the recollections of blues musicians. - The Blues Foundation.