The Truman and Eisenhower Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs, 1945-1960

The Truman and Eisenhower Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs, 1945-1960

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by Guido van Rijn, David Evans
     
 

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The Truman and Eisenhower Blues is a fascinating and exhaustive account of the gospel and blues music of the post-war period (1945-1960). Guido van Rijn studies over 300 songs, many of them rare recordings, from artists including Fats Domino, John Lee Hooker and B. B. King, and usefully transcribes 123 of them in their entirety. Tapping sources which have

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The Truman and Eisenhower Blues is a fascinating and exhaustive account of the gospel and blues music of the post-war period (1945-1960). Guido van Rijn studies over 300 songs, many of them rare recordings, from artists including Fats Domino, John Lee Hooker and B. B. King, and usefully transcribes 123 of them in their entirety. Tapping sources which have previously been neglected by historians, musicologists and sociologists, he provides an illuminating examination of the themes at the heart of this Cold War music: the reconversion, the atomic bomb, the Korean War, civil rights, Presidential elections, the economy and the space race. This is a companion volume to the author's award-winning book Roosevelt's Blues (1997).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826456588
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
Underground/Overground Series: Explorations in Popular Culture
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

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