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"Shades at midnight: conventions of the white blues player" manuscript

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1 item (16 pages)


10 October 1992

Provenance and Acquisition Information

This manuscript was donated by its author Tom Tyner, a former graduate student at Middle Tennessee State University, and is based on his 1990 master's thesis "White Bluesmen: Blues' Bastard Sons".

Agency History/Biographical Sketch

This paper was delivered by Tyner 1 October 1992 at the annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association of the South held in Augusta GA.

Scope and Content

The paper, which is based on Tyner's 1990 master's thesis "White Bluesmen: Blues' Bastard Sons", analyzes the personal and professional conventions, lifestyles and idiosyncrasies of "non-black North American" (p. 2) blues performers and their conceptions of and relationship to black culture.


This manuscript is filed by accession number with other manuscript groups.

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The Middle Tennessee State University main library holds a bound copy of "White Bluesmen: Blues' Bastard Sons".


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