The Country Blues (book)

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The Country Blues
First edition
Author Samuel Charters
Country United States
Language English
Genre Ethnomusicology
Publisher Rinehart & Company
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback and Paperback)
Pages 288 (reprint hardcover)

The Country Blues is a seminal book by Samuel Charters, published in 1959 and generally acknowledged as the first scholarly book-length study of country blues music.[citation needed] An album of the same name was issued on Folkways Records as an accompaniment to provide examples of the artists and styles discussed. It was reprinted by Da Capo Press in 1975 with minor edits, and a new introduction by the author.