Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound

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TEXAS
BLUES
The Rise of a Contemporary Sound

ALAN GOVENAR

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY PRESS College Station

UNIDENTIFIED MEN, N.D. PHOTOGRAPH FOUND IN DALLAS.

COURTESY TEXAS AFRICAN AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE.

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Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword Paul Oliver vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Prologue xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • East Texas 27
  • Electrifying the Blues 69
  • Dallas 83
  • Fort Worth 175
  • The Saxophone in Texas Blues 205
  • Houston 241
  • Zydeco 333
  • Beaumont, Port Arthur, & Orange 365
  • The Move to California 409
  • San Antonio, Corpus Christi, & The Rio Grande Valley 461
  • Austin 485
  • List of Illustrations 541
  • Selected Discography 549
  • Selected Bibliography 555
  • Index 557
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