Screening the Blues
Aspects of the Blues Tradition
By (author) Paul Oliver
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Screening the Blues by Paul Oliver
Book DescriptionThe noted blues scholar Paul Oliver here examines the many different skeins of the blues form, relating them to other black traditions - musical and religious - and tracing the origin of the blues through the dense, many-colored warp and weft of influences and inspiration. He describes "the dozens," Christmas rituals, and the coded (as well as blatant) sexual imagery that has always been a vital element of every popular song tradition. With extensive source notes, photographs, a discography, and two indexes of song titles and singers, this book serves as a sound, serious, and entertaining guide to the blues heritage that has vitalized so much of the world's musical culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306803444
(210mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1989
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Paul Oliver
Paul Oliver is the author of several books on the blues including Blues Off the Record.
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