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The Troubadour Chronicles

Harvey Reid's new book "The Troubadour Chronicles" was published on May 19, 2020. This page is to support the book and link to things on the internet. It will possibly be the permanent home or portal to the book's index, which will be extensive.

The book is available only on this web site and from Amazon.com


"This book took 3 1/2 years to write and research. I plan to post all sorts of things here, including links and playlists of music I want you to hear or see, other resources, and maybe even a digital index for the book. Since Chapter 14 is about just one song, here is that song, which is an example of the kind of music this book is about. The songwas recorded August 17, 1929 in Richmond, Indiana by Arthur 'Blind' Blake, who played guitar and sang at an extremely high level of troubadour skill:" [HR]

Here is a partial list of musicians whose entire recorded output I have listened to and studied during my research.

This page marks the beginning of a new phase of this book. Please check back, as I plan to keep adding things here. I welcome your cheerleading and input on the book, including errors you find, songs or artists you want me to know about, and things you agree and disagree with. I'll do my best to respond.  I don't have a way for you to comment here, but I welcome your emails.

Here are some links to public Spotify playlists I have made. You can sample here, and listen in full if you have a Spotify account:

Gems of the Troubadour Art Form (174 songs I like, all played and sung by a single person, and possibly in random or shuffling order here.)


Certified "Diamond" Solo Troubadour Tracks

High-Profile Solo Troubadour Songs

Harvey Reid Solo Troubadour Tracks

Chordally yours,