‘Singing the Blues in Contract Law’

Antonia Eliason, Lillian McMurry and the Blues Contracts of Trumpet Records, 87 Mississippi Law Journal 279 (2018), available at SSRN. Professor Eliason’s Lillian McMurry and the Blues Contracts of Trumpet Records combines some of my favorite things – contract law, legal history, and Mississippi blues. Through the article, Eliason weaves a narrative of a compelling female protagonist, Lillian McMurry, who founded, operated, and finally closed the Trumpet Records (‘Trumpet’) label in 1950s Jackson, Mississippi. This article provides a fantastic historical snapshot of the music industry at the time of itinerant blues artists who created the musical backbone of rock ‘n roll … (more)

[Daniel Barnhizer, JOTWELL, 24 January]

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