"Really The Blues" is the tale of a white child who fell in love with black tradition, studying to blow clarinet within the reform faculties, brothels and honky-tonks of his early life. Drawn through the revelation of the blues, he the track alongside the jazz avenues of Chicago, New Orleans, and ny, and into the guts of America's soul. advised within the jive lingo of the underground's internal circle, this vintage is an unforgettable chronicle of road lifestyles, smoky golf equipment, roadhouse dances, and reefer culture.
First released in 1946, fairly the Blues used to be a rousing warning call to alienated younger whites to discover black tradition and the realm of jazz, the 1st song the United States might name its personal. Their non secular godfather used to be Mezzrow, jazz cat, bootlegger, and peddler of the best gauge in Harlem. exceptionally, Mezz championed the abandon on hand to these keen to lose their blues.
Citadel Underground's variation of truly the Blues contains a new creation by way of Barry Gifford, writer of the radical Wild at middle and co-author of Jack's publication: An Oral Biography of Jack's Kerouac.
"Really the Blues, learn on the counter of the counter of the Columbia U book place in mid-forties, was once for me the 1st sign into white tradition of the underground black, hip tradition that preexisted prior to new york personal generation". -- Allen Ginsberg
"Milton Mezzrow used to be, is and shall continuously be the only most crucial determine within the heritage of marijuana in the USA. Like Leary, the Mezz grew to become on a brand new new release to a brand new drug...Mezzrow was once 1) the 1st white Negro, 2) the Johnny Apleseed of weed, three) the writer of a superb American autobiography, rather the Blues, the best eyewitness account of yank counterculture everpublished. The e-book is, likewise, the master-piece of the counterculture's such a lot features literary medium: the slang-laced, jazz-enrhythmed, long-breathed and rhapsodic highway rap and rave-up". -- Albert Goldman
"Really the Blues seemed at a primary second in American background, wh