The Story of the Blues / Edition 1

The Story of the Blues / Edition 1

by Paul Oliver
     
 

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ISBN-10: 155553354X

ISBN-13: 9781555533540

Pub. Date: 04/30/1998

Publisher: Northeastern University Press

Featuring over 200 vintage photographs and a new introduction by the author, the engaging, informative volume brings to life the African American singers and players who created this rich genre of music as well as the settings and experiences that inspired them.

The author deftly traces the evolution of the blues from the work songs of slaves, to acoustic country

Overview

Featuring over 200 vintage photographs and a new introduction by the author, the engaging, informative volume brings to life the African American singers and players who created this rich genre of music as well as the settings and experiences that inspired them.

The author deftly traces the evolution of the blues from the work songs of slaves, to acoustic country ballads, to urban sounds, to electric rhythm and blues bands. Oliver vividly re-creates the economic, social, and regional forces that shaped the unique blues tradition, and superbly details every facet of the music, including themes and subjects, techniques, and recording history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555533540
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Publication date:
04/30/1998
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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