Paul Oliver, Pre-eminent Authority on the Blues, Dies at 90 – NYTimes.com


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Paul Oliver, a Briton who wrote some of the earliest and most authoritative histories of one of America’s great indigenous musical forms, the blues, died on Tuesday in Shipton-under-Wychwood, Oxfordshire, England. He was 90.
He is one of the last of the generation of amateur scholars who created serious study of and writing about American roots music. I was fortunate briefly to have met him.

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