Really the Blues

Mezz Mezzerow. From Really the Blues, 1946.

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This autobiography presents an idiosyncratic view of race relations in the Jim Crow era as it tells how Mezzerow fell in love with blues and jazz while playing in the racially integrated band of the State Reformatory in Pontiac, Illinois.

Image of Really the Blues

The opening chapter of his autobiography presents an idiosyncratic view of race relations in the Jim Crow era as it tells how he fell in love with blues and jazz while playing in the racially integrated band of the State Reformatory in Pontiac, Illinois.

Image of Really the Blues

The opening chapter of his autobiography presents an idiosyncratic view of race relations in the Jim Crow era as it tells how he fell in love with blues and jazz while playing in the racially integrated band of the State Reformatory in Pontiac, Illinois.

Image of Really the Blues

The opening chapter of his autobiography presents an idiosyncratic view of race relations in the Jim Crow era as it tells how he fell in love with blues and jazz while playing in the racially integrated band of the State Reformatory in Pontiac, Illinois.

Metadata Details
Item Type Book
Title Really the Blues
Publication Title Really the Blues
Creator Mezz Mezzerow
Publication Date 1946
Call Number V 29 .5887
Location General Collections