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The blues lyric formula

Author: Michael Taft
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2006.
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This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the the study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have been less fully explored than the musical form. Focusing on the songs recorded by African-American singers for pre-World War Two commercial recording companies, this is an excellent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Taft, Michael.
Blues lyric formula.
New York : Routledge, 2006
(DLC) 2005024931
(OCoLC)61445827
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Taft
ISBN: 9780203959077 0203959078 9780203724583 0203724585 9781135485924 1135485925
OCLC Number: 142880509
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 367 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Defining the commercial blues --
Defining the blues formula --
Fine adjustments : extraformulaic elements in the blues --
The ties that bind : formulas to lines, lines to stanzas, stanzas to songs --
Twenty common formulas --
One singer's formulaic tradition : the repertoire of Garfield Akers --
Why is the blues formulaic? --
Singers and their songs.
Responsibility: Michael Taft.
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Offers an exploration of how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and presents a study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have been less explored than the musical  Read more...

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