Blues: The Basics / Edition 1

Blues: The Basics / Edition 1

by Dick Weissman
     
 

Blues: The Basics offers a concise introduction to a century of the blues. Organized chronologically, it focuses on the major eras in the growth and development of this popular musical style. Material includes:

  • a definition of the blues and the major genres within it
  • key artists such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Robert

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Overview

Blues: The Basics offers a concise introduction to a century of the blues. Organized chronologically, it focuses on the major eras in the growth and development of this popular musical style. Material includes:

  • a definition of the blues and the major genres within it
  • key artists such as Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson
  • key recordings

Complete with timelines and suggestions for further investigation, this fascinating overview is ideal for students and interested listeners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415970686
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
Basics Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1The roots of the blues : 1619-19195
2The 1920s : documented beginnings of the classic and rural blues28
3The folk blues : 1920-194044
4Rhythm and blues and the beginning of electric blues : 1940-196082
5The blues revival : 1960-1980100
6The new generation of blues artists : 1980-today130

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