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Publisher Comments:

Now available in an updated edition, Paul Oliver's classic history of the blues is widely recognized as the definitive work on the subject.

Synopsis:

Featuring over 200 vintage photographs and a new introduction by the author, the engaging, informative volume brings to life the African American singers and players who created this rich genre of music as well as the settings and experiences that inspired them.

The author deftly traces the evolution of the blues from the work songs of slaves, to acoustic country ballads, to urban sounds, to electric rhythm and blues bands. Oliver vividly re-creates the economic, social, and regional forces that shaped the unique blues tradition, and superbly details every facet of the music, including themes and subjects, techniques, and recording history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555533540
Author:
Oliver, Paul
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Location:
Boston, Mass. :
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
Rhythm & Blues
Subject:
Blues (music)
Subject:
Blues musicians
Subject:
Afro-american musicians
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Blues
Subject:
R&B
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Soul & R&B
Subject:
African American musicians
Subject:
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-Soul and Motown
Edition Number:
New ed.
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
212
Dimensions:
8.93x5.97x.68 in. .98 lbs.

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Story of the Blues Pbk
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Product details 212 pages Northeastern University Press - English 9781555533540 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Featuring over 200 vintage photographs and a new introduction by the author, the engaging, informative volume brings to life the African American singers and players who created this rich genre of music as well as the settings and experiences that inspired them.

The author deftly traces the evolution of the blues from the work songs of slaves, to acoustic country ballads, to urban sounds, to electric rhythm and blues bands. Oliver vividly re-creates the economic, social, and regional forces that shaped the unique blues tradition, and superbly details every facet of the music, including themes and subjects, techniques, and recording history.

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