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British Superstitions and the Blues
by Max Haymes
(converted to web format from the original old typescript by Alan White)

This essay is a major piece of work originally produced by Max Haymes in 1992. The original document (and only surviving copy) was typed on rather thin paper which over the years has deteriorated somewhat, including many coffee stains! To get it published on the website all 33 pages had to be pieced together, scanned, converted to text, edited for 'typos' and mis-scanned text (lots of it!), with images re-sourced and added separately. Hopefully this is a web based document that is as near as possible to the original essay, including bibliography, drawings, notes and illustrations, but brought into the modern day with hyperlinks, etc. to add value for the reader/researcher. It should be borne in mind that the essay was written nearly 20 years ago and not much more information and recordings have come to light since then to prompt revised editions. We hope you all enjoy it.

Alan White and Max Haymes, 12th July 2011
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Introduction
 
 
Chapter I
 
- Conjurers and Hoodoos
Chapter II
 
- On The Trail Of The Hell Hound
Chapter III
 
- British Superstitions and The Blues
Conclusion
 
 
Bibliography
 
 

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