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The Rise of the Country Blues

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The Rise of the Country Blues

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The Rise of the Country Blues

The Rise of the Country Blues

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NPR's Paul Brown traces country blues back to its origins among sharecroppers in the Mississippi Delta. It's part of "Honky Tonks, Hymns and the Blues," a special 11-part weekly series, airing Fridays on Morning Edition, highlighting the creation of American musical traditions.

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