Paris Blues cover photoReprinted with permission from Paris Blues: African American Music and French Popular Culture, 19202-1960, by Andy Fry. Published by the University of Chicago Press. © 2014 The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

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In Paris Blues, Andy Fry provides an alternative history of African American music and musicians in France, one that looks beyond familiar personalities and well-rehearsed stories. Paris Blues provides a nuanced account of the French reception of African Americans and their music and marks an important intervention in the growing literature on jazz, race, and nation in France. (Purchase) Continue reading »