She Sings the Blues

Blues women sang it as they saw it. Bessie Smith's "Poor Man's Blues," Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child," and Memphis Minnie's "Meningitis Blues" all speak to the conditions of real life. We'll look at the careers of the great early-20th-century blues women, listen to their music, and learn how their work intersected with the recording industry and the social conditions around them.

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What: She Sings the Blues

When: 4 weeks; Thu, Mar 8-Apr 5, 5:30-7pm (no class Mar 29)

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI

Cost: $60

Continuing education credit: 6 hours (0.6 CEUs)


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For additional information, contact JESSICA COURTIER: 608-890-3626