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Screening the Blues - 68 edition

by Oliver

Screening the Blues (ISBN10: 0306803445; ISBN13: 9780306803444)
ISBN13: 978-0306803444
ISBN10: 0306803445

Summary: The noted blues scholar Paul Oliver here examines the many different skeins of the blues form, relating them to other black traditions - musical and religious - and tracing the origin of the blues through the dense, many-colored warp and weft of influences and inspiration. He describes ''the dozens,'' Christmas rituals, and the coded (as well as blatant) sexual imagery that has always been a vital element of every popular song tradition. With extensive source notes, photographs, a di ...show morescography, and two indexes of song titles and singers, this book serves as a sound, serious, and entertaining guide to the blues heritage that has vitalized so much of the world's musical culture. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 68
Cover: Print On Demand
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Published: 03/22/1989
International: No



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