Udvalgt litteratur

Angela Y. Davis: Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude ”Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday. New York: Vintage Books 1998.

Anna Stong Bourgeois: Blueswomen: Profiles of 37 Early Performers, with an Anthology of Lyrics,1920-1945. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland 2004/1996.

Daphne Duval Harrison: Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press 1988.

Erin D. Chapman: Prove It On Me. New Negroes, Sex, and Popular Culture in the 1920s. New York: Oxford University Press 2012.

Farah Jasmine Griffin: If You Can’t Be Free, Be a Mystery. In Search of Billie Holiday, New York: The Free Press 2001.

Gayle F. Wald: Shout, Sister, Shout! The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press 2007.

Linda Dahl: Stormy Weather. The Music and Lives of a Century of Jazzwomen. London: Quartet 1984.

Lone Kastrupsen: Blues bag myten. Bessie Smith og de kvindelige bluessangere 1900-1930. Speciale, Aarhus Universitet 2009.

Maria V. Johnson: ”Black Women Electric Guitarists and Authenticity in the Blues” i Eileen M. Hayes og Linda F. Williams: Black Women and Music: More than the Blues. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press 2007.

Marybeth Hamilton: In Search of the Blues. Black Voices, White Visions. London: Jonathan Cape 2007.

Michelle Renee Scott: The Realm of a Blues Empress: Blues Culture and Bessie Smith in Black Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1880-1923. Ph.D. diss., Cornell University 2002.

Sandra R. Lieb: Mother of the Blues: A Study of Ma Rainey. Amherst, Mass.: The University of Massachusetts Press 1981.

Sara Grimes: BackWaterBlues. In Search of Bessie Smith. Amherst, Mass.: The Rose Island 2000.

Susan McClary: Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical form. Berkeley: University of California Press 2000.

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