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Boom's BluesMusic, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime$
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Wim Verbei

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496805119

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.001.0001

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Dreadfully Purged

Dreadfully Purged

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(p.108) Dreadfully Purged
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Boom's Blues
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Wim Verbei

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.003.0011

This chapter details events that prevented the publication of the final completed blues manuscript The Blues by J. Frank Boom and Will G. Gilbert. Over a period of nearly thirty years, there were four occasions in which there had been serious talk of publishing the manuscript. The closest attempt at publication took place in 1970–71. The forthcoming release was even announced on the back flap of four monographs edited by blues expert Paul Oliver in his Blues Paperback series. Twenty years later Tony Russell, at the time editor of the publisher of the Blues Paperback series, declared the book by Boom a “famous desk-drawer manuscript”: it was as it happens completely irretrievable, and “unless by some near-miracle a copy of the MS should turn up again, this is a book we shall never read.”

Keywords:   Frans Boom, Will Gilbert, blues music, manuscript publication, blues manuscript

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