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

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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). >

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Presents an account of the Gospel and blues music of the post-war period (1945-1960). The author 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.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Professor David Evans (University of Memphis) Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction 1. Those Reconversion Blues 2. Atom and Evil 3. The Freedom Choo Choo 4. Say a Prayer for the Boys in Korea 5. Things Are So Slow 6. The Alabama Bus Conclusion Notes Bibliography and Further Reading Song Index Artist Index General Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826490681
Subtitle:
African-American Blues and Gospel Songs, 1945-1960
Author:
Van Rijn, Guido
Author:
Rijn, Guido Van
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Religious - Gospel
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Blues
Subject:
Music-Blues and Rhythm and Blues
Subject:
Blues
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060607
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.07 x 6.36 x 0.69 in

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"Synopsis" by , Presents an account of the Gospel and blues music of the post-war period (1945-1960). The author 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.
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