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Listen to the blues

Author: Bruce Cook
Publisher: New York : Da Capo Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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Listen to the Blues is an engrossing account into the making of America's fundamental music and the men and women who created it on riverboats, in whorehouses, at country dances, and in medicine shows. With guitars and the melancholic power of their voices these musicians developed a unique form of music that contributes to jazz and served as the roots of rock. Bruce Cook writes vividly about the music, explaining  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cook, Bruce, 1932-
Listen to the blues.
New York : Da Capo Press, 1995
(OCoLC)639743713
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Cook
ISBN: 0306806487 9780306806483
OCLC Number: 32589367
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: C. Scribner's Sons, 1973.
Description: xii, 265 pages : portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. "Sweet home Chicago" --
2. In search of a definition --
3. The birth of the Blues --
4. Delta beginnings : "go back to the country" --
5. "I thought I heard buddy Bolden say-" --
6. "T for Texas" --
7. "T for Tennessee" --
8. 'Goin' to Chicago, sorry but I can't take you" --
9. Transatlantic blues --
10. "Nashville Stonewall blues" --
11. "Rock me, Mama" --
12. "Jazz me, blues" -and vice versa --
13. "Preachin' blues" --
14. "Between all this and chaos" --
15. The ripoff blues.
Responsibility: by Bruce Cook ; new introduction by the author.

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This text provides an account of the making of America's blues music and the men and women who created it on riverboats, in whorehouses, at country dances, and in medicine shows.  Read more...

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