Feelin' bad this morning: why the British blues?

  title={Feelin' bad this morning: why the British blues?},
  author={Dave Allen},
  journal={Popular Music},
  pages={141 - 156}
  • Dave Allen
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • History
  • Popular Music
This paper considers the Mike Figgis film Red, White & Blues as a history of blues music in Britain. The film was produced as part of a series celebrating the centenary of the blues, and not unnaturally its British focus begins with the 1950s and 1960s. The paper argues, however, that it is an incomplete history because it fails to consider how the British blues genre and scene developed subsequently. It also argues that the film focuses too much on the memories and performances of the… 

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