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Early Downhome Blues: A Musical and Cultural Analysis / Edition 2
     

Early Downhome Blues: A Musical and Cultural Analysis / Edition 2

by Jeff Todd Titon, Alan Trachtenberg
 

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ISBN-10: 0807844829

ISBN-13: 9780807844823

Pub. Date: 02/28/1995

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Hailed as a classic in music studies when it was first published in 1977, Early Downhome Blues is a detailed look at traditional country blues artists and their work.

Combining musical analysis and cultural history approaches, Titon examines the origins of downhome blues in African American society. He also explores what happened to the art form when the

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Hailed as a classic in music studies when it was first published in 1977, Early Downhome Blues is a detailed look at traditional country blues artists and their work.

Combining musical analysis and cultural history approaches, Titon examines the origins of downhome blues in African American society. He also explores what happened to the art form when the blues were commercially recorded and became part of the larger American culture. From forty-seven musical transcriptions, Titon derives a grammar of early downhome blues melody. His book is enriched with the recollections of blues performers, audience members, and those working in the recording industry.

In a new afterword, Titon reflects on the genesis of this book in the blues revival of the 1960s and the politics of tourism in the current revival under way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807844823
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/28/1995
Series:
Cultural Studies of the United States Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.03(d)

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