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John Jeremiah Sullivan & the Blues

In John Jeremiah Sullivan‘s new essay collection, Pulphead, the journalist gives readers a deep introduction into the esoteric world of blues musicians and blues music collectors.

While reading “Unknown Bards” in the book, this GalleyCat editor built a Spotify playlist with eight hours of blues music by forgotten musicians that Sullivan celebrated in his book. If you want to read the original essay, you can find it at Harper’s Magazine.

Follow this link to listen to the list on Spotify. Once you have an account, check out our Haruki Murakami Spotify playlist, our Patti Smith Spotify playlist, our Geoff Dyer Spotify playlist and our new James Ellroy Spotify playlist.

UPDATE: Farrar, Straus and Giroux has created three more Spotify lists for the essay collection: a reggae-themed “The Last Wailer” playlist, the Michael Jackson-themed “Michael” playlist and “The Final Comeback of Axl Rose” playlist.

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