An overview of blues and gospel music as an expression of twentieth-century black US experience.
Table of Contents1. 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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