The Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel Music

The Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel Music

by Allan Moore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521001072

ISBN-13: 9780521001076

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

From Robert Johnson to Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson to John Lee Hooker, blues and gospel artists play significant roles in twentieth-century culture. This overview of these genres provides an expression of the twentieth-century black American experience. Histories are questioned; songs and lyrical imagery are analyzed; perspectives are presented from the

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Overview

From Robert Johnson to Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson to John Lee Hooker, blues and gospel artists play significant roles in twentieth-century culture. This overview of these genres provides an expression of the twentieth-century black American experience. Histories are questioned; songs and lyrical imagery are analyzed; perspectives are presented from the standpoint of voice, guitar, piano, and working musician. A concluding chapter discusses the impact that the genres have had on mainstream musical culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521001076
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Music Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. Surveying the field: our knowledge of blues and gospel music Allan Moore; 2. Labels: identifying categories of blues and gospel Jeff Todd Titon; 3. The development of the blues David Evans; 4. The development of gospel music Don Cusic; 5. Twelve key recordings Graeme Boone; 6. 'Black twice': performance conditions for blues and gospel artists Steve Tracy; 7. Vocal expression in the blues and gospel Barb Jungr; 8. The guitar Matt Backer; 9. Keyboard techniques Adrian York; 10. Imagery in the lyrics Guido van Rijn; 11. Appropriations of blues and gospel in popular music Dave Headlam.

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