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…  See more details below

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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