Death Of The Blues?, The

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20031019200408252003 has been declared the Year of the Blues.|Hip hop writer Harry Allen, formerly known as the Media Assassin in the band Public Enemy, claims no specialist knowledge of the blues except in terms of nerves and emotions.|Travelling to Mississippi for the first time, he meets the last of a dying breed, musicians like RL Burnside and Willie King who began life on the plantations.|What he discovers is a musical tradition that has been defined and then confined by white mainstream culture.