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The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780306803444
ISBN-10: 0306803445
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 302
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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