Lyrics and songs can be found at Bluesman Harry's site:
Harry's Blues Lyrics & Tabs Online (

The site comprises  2651 lyrics and 1814 sound clips from 101 artists - and is growing steadily. There's also a free MP3 download section.
Check the part on Blues language - it's real good.

in print:
Kraus, Peter J.,   Blues Highway. Musik-Geschichten zwischen New Orleans und Chicago (Berlin, 1998).
Lomax, Alan,   The Land Where the Blues Began (New York, 1993).
Oliver, Paul,   Die Story des Blues (Hamburg, 1978).




find the rest in: 

Blues directory (

Two blues novels: 

Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues
Robert Johnson faked his death and finds himself at the crossroads at the Spokane Indian Reservation. There he  is helped by an old Indian woman - who also helped  Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix (but not Jim Morrison), while his "bedeviled" guitar finds another victim.
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Gayl Jones' Corregidora 
Ursa is a black blues singer originally from Brazil who loses her unborn child due to a fight with her man. The novel does not only deal with blues but with its variations, repetitions, and language -  you actually read blues.
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