Stomping the Blues / Edition 1

Stomping the Blues / Edition 1

by Albert Murray
     
 

"This study of the blues by one of America's premier essayists and novelists will change old attitudes about a tradition that continues to feed the very heart of popular music - a blues that dances, shakes, shimmies, and exchanges bad news for stomping, rollicking, pulse-quickening good times."--BOOK JACKET. See more details below

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"This study of the blues by one of America's premier essayists and novelists will change old attitudes about a tradition that continues to feed the very heart of popular music - a blues that dances, shakes, shimmies, and exchanges bad news for stomping, rollicking, pulse-quickening good times."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900306803627
Publisher:
Perseus Distribution
Publication date:
01/01/1976
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272

Table of Contents

Introduction
1The Blues as Such1
2The Blues Face to Face7
3The Blue Devils and the Holy Ghost21
4The Blues as Music43
5Blues Music as Such55
6Singing the Blues77
7Playing the Blues91
8Swinging the Blues129
9Kansas City Four/Four and the Velocity of Celebration149
10The Blues as Dance Music179
11Folk Art and Fine Art201
12The Blues as Statement225
Epilogue255
Index259

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