Screening The Blues: Aspects Of The Blues Tradition

byPaul Oliver

Paperback | March 22, 1989

Screening The Blues: Aspects Of The Blues Tradition by Paul Oliver
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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.
Paul Oliveris the author of several books on the blues includingBlues Off the Record.
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Title:Screening The Blues: Aspects Of The Blues TraditionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:302 pages, 8.25 X 5.38 X 0.71 inShipping dimensions:302 pages, 8.25 X 5.38 X 0.71 inPublished:March 22, 1989Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0306803445

ISBN - 13:9780306803444

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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