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Author: Steven C Tracy
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A selection of writings, published between 1911 and 1998, on the subject of blues music. There are contributions by folklorists, anthropologists, sociologists, literary artists, musicians, critics  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Write me a few of your lines.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)639584150
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven C Tracy
ISBN: 1558492054 9781558492059 1558492062 9781558492066
OCLC Number: 40752246
Description: xvi, 603 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Defining the Blues --
Africa and the Blues --
African Influence on the Music of the Americas / Richard Alan Waterman --
From "Blues: The Conflict of Cultures" / Janheinz Jahn --
Song Structure and Social Structure / Alan Lomax --
African Influence on the Blues / Paul Oliver --
Africa and the Blues / David Evans --
Echoes of the Jungle? / Paul Oliver --
Before and Alongside the Blues --
From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written By Himself / Frederick Douglass --
Slave and Post-Slave / LeRoi Jones --
From "Primitive Blues and Primitive Jazz" / LeRoi Jones --
Do the Bombashay: Dance Songs and Routines / Paul Oliver --
From "Folk and Popular Blues" / David Evans --
Folklore and the Blues --
Folk-Song and Folk-Poetry as Found in the Secular Songs of the Southern Negroes / Howard W. Odum --
Double Meaning in the Popular Negro Blues / Guy B. Johnson --
I Got the Blues / Alan Lomax --
The Singer and the Bluesman: Formulations of Personality in the Lyrics of the Blues / Dennis Jarrett --
Oral Formulas in the Country Blues / John Barnie --
The Blues and Religion --
From "My Adventures as a Social Poet" / Langston Hughes --
From "Role and Response" / Charles Keil --
The Blues as a Secular Religion / Rod Gruver --
The Blues: A Secular Spiritual / James H. Cone --
The Police and the Church / Paul Garon --
Style --
The Blues Harp, Parts One and Two / Lawrence Hoffman --
January, 1925 / Edward Brooks --
From "The Greening of the Delta Blues" / Stephen Calt, Gayle Dean Wardlow.
Responsibility: edited by Steven C. Tracy.

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An essential compendium for the music lover. Enriched by Tracy's thoughtful prefaces, these writings on blues gather a century's worth of insights into this music that, more than any other, Read more...

 
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