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Elijah Wald


Wednesday, July 2 2008

Retelling the History of Black Music: Everything You Know About the Blues Is Wrong

For the most part, blacks were not involved in the heroic work of rescuing the black acoustic blues legacy from the passage of time.


Tuesday, March 24 2015

It's an Art Form, Talking 'Bout Your Mama

Readers that aren’t easily offended will find themselves laughing and cringing at what is surely the raunchiest history book in years.

Sunday, September 9 2012

Yo Mama's So Dumb... 'The Dozens: A History of Rap's Mama'

Elijah Wald brings to life the special pride of place bawdy insult humor has enjoyed in black music, comedy and literature.

Tuesday, August 4 2009

How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll by Elijah Wald

If the world is divided into those who see forests and those who see trees, Wald is in love with every branch of the ramifying bush that is popular music.

Monday, June 22 2009

Hound Dog & How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll

Meet the songwriters who helped make Elvis a star, and find out why one author curses the Beatles.

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