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Early Downhome Blues: A Musical and Cultural Analysis (Cultural Studies of the United States)

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Hailed as a classic in music studies when it was first published in 1977, Early Downhome Blues is a detailed look at traditional country blues artists and their work.

Combining musical analysis and cultural history approaches, Titon examines the origins of downhome blues in African American society. He also explores what happened to the art form when the blues were commercially recorded and became part of the larger American culture. From forty-seven musical transcriptions, Titon derives a grammar of early downhome blues melody. His book is enriched with the recollections of blues performers, audience members, and those working in the recording industry.

In a new afterword, Titon reflects on the genesis of this book in the blues revival of the 1960s and the politics of tourism in the current revival under way.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 305-312) and index.

About the Author

Jeff Todd Titon is professor of music at Brown University and author of Downhome Blues Lyrics, Powerhouse for God, and Give Me This Mountain.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807844823
Subtitle:
A Musical and Cultural Analysis
Foreword:
Trachtenberg, Alan
Author:
Titon, Jeff Todd
Author:
Trachtenberg, Alan
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
Rhythm & Blues
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Blues (music)
Subject:
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Blues
Subject:
R&B
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Soul & R&B
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
American studies; music; folk studies; cultural history approaches; African American society; recording industry; country blues;
Subject:
American studies
Subject:
folk studies
Subject:
cultural history approaches
Subject:
African American society
Subject:
recording industry
Subject:
country blues
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cultural Studies of the United States Paperback
Series Volume:
2186
Publication Date:
19950228
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
340
Dimensions:
10.01x7.03x1.03 in. 1.64 lbs.

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