Blue Smoke: The Recorded Journey
of Big Bill Broonzy

280 pages, 6 x 9, 6 halftones
ISBN 978-0-8071-3720-8
Paper $19.95
LSU Press Paperback Original, October 2010

“Based on intense research concerning the man, his music, and the content and significance of his blues lyrics, Roger House has written a most valuable biographical study of Big Bill Broonzy. Not only will it be much sought after by blues enthusiasts, but it will also introduce countless readers to a principal exponent of authentic black music of the twentieth century.”

Paul Oliver, author of Barrelhouse Blues:
Location Recording and the Early Traditions of the Blues