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Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

Wim Verbei


This book stands as both a remarkable biography of J. Frank G. Boom (1920–1953) and a recovery of his incredible contribution to blues scholarship originally titled The Blues: Satirical Songs of the North American Negro. The book tells how and when the Netherlands was introduced to African American blues music and describes the equally dramatic and peculiar friendship that existed between Boom and jazz critic and musicologist Will Gilbert, who worked for the Kultuurkamer during World War II and had been charged with the task of formulating the Nazi's Jazzverbod, the decree prohibiting the publ ... More

Keywords: J. Frank G. Boom, Frans Boom, African American blues, blues music, jazz

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781496805119
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wim Verbei, author