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Screening the Blues

Screening the Blues - 68 edition

Screening the Blues - 68 edition

ISBN13: 9780306803444

ISBN10: 0306803445

Screening the Blues by Oliver - ISBN 9780306803444
Edition: 68
Copyright: 1968
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Published: 1968
International: No
Screening the Blues by Oliver - ISBN 9780306803444

ISBN13: 9780306803444

ISBN10: 0306803445

Edition: 68

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 discography, 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.