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Screening the Blues - 68 edition

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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New York, New York, U.S.A. 1989 Soft Cover First Thus As New Book Noted blues scholar Paul Oliver traces the history of this musical genre and outlines its influences, traditions, performers and ima ...show moregery. Includes extensive Chapter Notes, Index of Performers, some B&W photos and a few musical examples. Unread, as new. 294 pp. ...show less
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