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By Brian Ward,Guido van Rijn

Kennedy's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK collects in one quantity the blues and gospel songs written by means of African american citizens in regards to the presidency of John F. Kennedy and gives an in depth research of Kennedy's carry upon the African American mind's eye. those blues and gospel songs have by no means been transcribed and analyzed in a scientific approach, so this quantity offers a hitherto untapped resource at the notion of 1 of the main fascinating American presidents.

After 8 years of Republican rule the younger Democratic president obtained a hot welcome from African american citizens. even though, with the chilly struggle army draft and the gradual velocity of civil rights measures, suggestion briefly gave option to impatience.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, the March on Washington, the groundbreaking civil rights bill--all discovered their means into blues and gospel songs. the various blues numbers dedicated to the assassination and the president's legacy are proof of JFK's near-canonization by way of African american citizens. Blues historian Guido van Rijn exhibits that John F. Kennedy grew to become a legendary hero to blues songwriters regardless of what used to be left unaccomplished.

Guido van Rijn is instructor of English at Kennemer Lyceum in Overveen, the Netherlands. His earlier books comprise The Truman and Eisenhower Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs, 1945-1960.

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