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Paul Garon (born 1942) is an American author, writer, and editor, noted for his meditations on surrealist works, and also a noted scholar on blues as a musical and cultural movement. He once wrote that "blues represents a fusion of music and poetry accomplished at a very high emotional temperature". Amongst his other publications, Garon was the biographer of Peetie Wheatstraw. He was one of the founding editors of Living Blues magazine in 1970. Garon and his wife Beth currently operate Beasley Books, a rare book business in Chicago. He is also a founding partner of the Chicago Rare Book Center, in Evanston, Illinois.
- What's the Use of Walking if There's A Freight Train Going Your Way? Black Hoboes and Their Songs. with Gene Tomko, 2015. ISBN 978-0882863719
- Woman With Guitar: Memphis Minnie's Blues, with Beth Garon, 1992. ISBN 978-0306804601
- Blues and the Poetic Spirit, 2001. ISBN 978-0872863156
- The Forecast Is Hot: Tracts & Other Collective Declarations of the Surrealist Movement in the United States 1966–1976, with Franklin Rosemont and Penelope Rosemont, 1997. ISBN 978-0941194297
- The Devil's Son-In-Law: The Story of Peetie Wheatstraw and His Songs, 2003. ISBN 978-0882862668
- Rana Mozelle: Surrealist Texts, 1978. ISBN 978-0941194051
- The Charles H. Kerr Company Archives 1885–1985: A Century of Socialist and Labor Publishing, 1985. ISBN 978-0882861449
- "White Blues," Race Traitor 4 (1995)
- Prahlad, Anand (January 1, 2006). The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore: G-P. Greenwood Press. p. 498. ISBN 9780313330377. Retrieved July 22, 2019 – via Google Books.
- Robert Palmer. Deep Blues. Penguin Books. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-14-006223-6.
- Giles Oakley (1997). The Devil's Music. Da Capo Press. pp. 171/3. ISBN 978-0-306-80743-5.
- "RACE TRAITOR - White Blues". Racetraitor.org. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
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