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Songsters and Saints: Vocal Traditions on Race Records

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In this innovatory book the celebrated writer on the blues, Paul Oliver, rediscovers the wealth of neglected vocal traditions presented on Race records. When blues first reached a large audience it was through the 'Race records' issued specifically for black purchasers in the 1920s. Blues South have been extensively discussed by many writers. Paul Oliver shows that this emphasis has drawn attention away from the other important vocal traditions also available on Race records: the songs of Southern rural dances, the comic and social songs and ballads of the medicine shows and travelling entertainments, and, even more neglected, the sacred vocal traditions, from the song-sermons of the Baptist and Sanctified preachers to the gospel songs of the church congregations and of the 'jack-leg' preachers and street evangelists. Over 500 artists and 700 song titles are indexed and there is a guide to reissued recordings.

Synopsis:

Paul Oliver rediscovers the wealth of neglected vocal traditions represented on Race records.

Synopsis:

This original study reveals that the emphasis on blues has drawn attention away from other rich and important vocal traditions such as Southern rural dance music and the comic and social songs and ballads of travelling entertainment shows. Includes a guide to reissued recordings and indexes of approximately 500 artists and 700 song titles.

Synopsis:

Paul Oliver rediscovers the wealth of neglected vocal traditions represented on Race records.

Description:

Bibliography: p. 309-313. Discography: p. 314-317.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; A note on the transcriptions; The half ain't never been told; An introduction; 1. Do the Bombashay; 2. Under the chicken tree; 3 The long-tailed blue; 4. If luck don't change; 5. As the eagle stirreth her nest; 6. Three ways to praise; 7. Honey in the rock; 8. Natural-born men; 9. Next week, sometime...?; Notes; Bibliography; A guide to reissued recordings; Index of song titles; Index of artists; General index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521269421
Author:
Oliver, Paul
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge Cambridgeshire ;
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
Music
Subject:
History, reference and criticism
Subject:
Folk songs, English
Subject:
Gospel music
Subject:
Folk-songs
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Folk songs, English -- United States -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Gospel music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Blues
Subject:
African Americans - Music -
Subject:
Music-Blues and Rhythm and Blues
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
33, pt. 1
Publication Date:
19841031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
8.95x5.99x.81 in. 1.14 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Paul Oliver rediscovers the wealth of neglected vocal traditions represented on Race records.
"Synopsis" by , This original study reveals that the emphasis on blues has drawn attention away from other rich and important vocal traditions such as Southern rural dance music and the comic and social songs and ballads of travelling entertainment shows. Includes a guide to reissued recordings and indexes of approximately 500 artists and 700 song titles.
"Synopsis" by , Paul Oliver rediscovers the wealth of neglected vocal traditions represented on Race records.
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