skip to content
In search of the blues Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

In search of the blues

Author: Marybeth Hamilton
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Who really invented the Delta blues? A historian debunks the conventional wisdom about an iconic American art form. Leadbelly, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton--we are all familiar with the story of fierce, raw voices, tormented drifters, and deals with the devil at the crossroads at midnight. In this reconstruction of the origins of the Delta blues, historian Marybeth Hamilton demonstrates that the story as we know  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marybeth Hamilton
ISBN: 9780465028580 0465028586 9780465018123 0465018122
OCLC Number: 166255218
Description: 309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The Delta revisited --
Impartial testimony --
On the trail of negro folk songs --
Sound photographs of negro songs --
Been here and gone --
The real negro blues.
Responsibility: Marybeth Hamilton.
More information:

Abstract:

Who really invented the Delta blues? A historian debunks the conventional wisdom about an iconic American art form  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Marybeth Hamilton's gripping new book tells of seekers, ranters, scholars, oddballs, propagandists, and down-and-out loners, united in a search for the Mississippi Delta blues. More than anybody, Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(5)

User lists with this item (3)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/166255218> # In search of the blues
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "166255218" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/781.643097624/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/58682252#Topic/field_recordings_united_states_history> ; # Field recordings--United States--History
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/835056> ; # Blues (Music)
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007102064> ; # Blues (Music)--History and criticism
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/923912> ; # Field recordings
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/ML3521> ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2008" ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/32316879> ; # Marybeth Hamilton
    schema:datePublished "2008" ;
    schema:description "The Delta revisited -- Impartial testimony -- On the trail of negro folk songs -- Sound photographs of negro songs -- Been here and gone -- The real negro blues."@en ;
    schema:description "Who really invented the Delta blues? A historian debunks the conventional wisdom about an iconic American art form. Leadbelly, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton--we are all familiar with the story of fierce, raw voices, tormented drifters, and deals with the devil at the crossroads at midnight. In this reconstruction of the origins of the Delta blues, historian Marybeth Hamilton demonstrates that the story as we know it is largely a myth. The idea of something called Delta blues only emerged in the mid-twentieth century, the culmination of a longstanding white fascination with the exotic mysteries of Black music. Hamilton shows that the Delta blues was effectively invented by white pilgrims, seekers, and propagandists who headed deep into America's South in search of an authentic Black voice of rage and redemption. In their quest, and in the immense popularity of the music they championed, we confront America's ongoing love affair with racial difference.--From publisher description."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/58682252> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "In search of the blues"@en ;
    schema:productID "166255218" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/166255218#PublicationEvent/new_york_basic_books_2008> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/58682252#Agent/basic_books> ; # Basic Books
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0725/2007034444.html> ;
    schema:url <http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.07703> ;
    schema:url <http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=acls;idno=heb07703> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780465028580> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780465018123> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/166255218> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/58682252#Topic/field_recordings_united_states_history> # Field recordings--United States--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:hasPart <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh98004808> ;
    schema:name "Field recordings--United States--History"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007102064> # Blues (Music)--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Blues (Music)--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/835056> # Blues (Music)
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Blues (Music)"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/923912> # Field recordings
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Field recordings"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/32316879> # Marybeth Hamilton
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Hamilton" ;
    schema:givenName "Marybeth" ;
    schema:name "Marybeth Hamilton" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780465018123>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0465018122" ;
    schema:isbn "9780465018123" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780465028580>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0465028586" ;
    schema:isbn "9780465028580" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.