Russia Gets the Blues / Edition 1

Russia Gets the Blues / Edition 1

by Michael E. Urban
     
 

Michael Urban chronicles the advent of blues music in Russia and explores the significance of the genre in the turbulent, postcommunist society. Russians, he explains, have taken a music originating in the "low" culture of the American South and...See more details below

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Michael Urban chronicles the advent of blues music in Russia and explores the significance of the genre in the turbulent, postcommunist society. Russians, he explains, have taken a music originating in the "low" culture of the American South and...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801489006
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Culture and Society after Socialism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1Why blues?1
2First encounters28
3Moscow blues : musicians and their music43
4Moscow blues : sites and sounds70
5St. Petersburg and the provinces88
6Identity and community114
7Politics136
Notes153
Index173

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