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Nobody knows where the blues come from : lyrics and history

Author: Robert Springer
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2006.
Series: American made music series.; African American music reference.
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Musicians and music scholars rightly focus on the sounds of the blues and the colorful life stories of blues performers. Equally important and, until now, inadequately studied are the lyrics. The international contributors to Nobody Knows Where the Blues Come From explore this aspect of the blues and establish the significance of African American popular song as a neglected form of oral history. "High Water  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nobody knows where the blues come from.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2006
(DLC) 2005006883
(OCoLC)58546129
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Springer
ISBN: 9781604737318 160473731X
OCLC Number: 435657545
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 303 pages)
Contents: High water everywhere : blues and gospel commentary on the 1927 Mississippi River flood / David Evans --
Death by fire : African American popular music on the Natchez Rhythm Club fire / Luigi Monge --
Lookin' for the bully : an enquiry into a song and its story / Paul Oliver --
That dry creek Eaton Clan : a North Mississippi murder ballad of the 1930s / Tom Freeland and Chris Smith --
Coolidge's blues : African American blues songs on Prohibition, migration, unemployment, and Jim Crow / Guido van Rijn --
On the electronic trail of blues formulas / Robert Springer --
West Indies blues : an historical overview, 1920s-1950s, blues and music from the English-speaking West Indies / John Cowley --
Ethel Waters : "long, lean, lanky mama" / Randall Cherry.
Series Title: American made music series.; African American music reference.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Springer.
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Musicians and music scholars rightly focus on the sounds of the blues and the colorful life stories of blues performers. Equally important and, until now, inadequately studied are the lyrics. The international contributors to Nobody Knows Where the Blues Come From explore this aspect of the blues and establish the significance of African American popular song as a neglected form of oral history. "High Water Everywhere: Blues and Gospel Commentary on the 1927 Mississippi River Flood," by David Evans, is the definitive study of songs about one of the greatest natural disasters in the history of.

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