Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta describes the origins of blues music from the time that it sprouted in North America. The book does not omit the fact that there were negative thoughts that surfaced when music from West Africa penetrated the lands of the Americans. Photographs of people that influenced the early blues are also included like Charley Patton, Son House, Robert Johnson, Little Walter, and Muddy Waters. The book also discusses how these artists lived during the time that blues music was just starting to become a genre of music that would eventually influence a lot of people.
Readers will love how the book presents information in a very simple and concise manner but the knowledge that they will gain is broad and deep enough to widen their horizon with regards to blues music. Such manner of writing is sure to appeal to various types of readers whether they are experts or newbies in the study of blues music. In addition, one can trace how blues spread out from place to place and how it became an important factor in contributing to the forms of music that came after it. Furthermore, the readers get to take a look at the transformation that happened to the sounds of music starting from the time that African music paved its way to American soil.