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The history of the blues

Francis Davis

The history of the blues

by Francis Davis

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Published by Secker & Warburg in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementFrancis Davis.
The Physical Object
Pagination309p. :
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18288975M
ISBN 100436201852
OCLC/WorldCa33021667

"The history of the blues is the companion volume to a three-part PBS series of the same name"--Introduction. Description: viii, pages: illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm.   The book isn't meant to be a study of individual blues musicians; such works have already been written (by Samuel Charters, Peter Guralnick, Pete Oliver) and they were well-done. The History of the Blues is a very readable account of a century of confusion, best approached with Cited by:

Project Blue Book Here's What Happened in Season 1 Dec 9, Project Blue Book Season 2 Coming Soon Project Blue Book "The . Another popular category of blues book is the history or survey. One of the most collectible of these is Amiri Baraka's Blues People (), written under the name LeRoi Jones, the first modern blues book by an African American. As Baraka is a poet and black militant, this book is pursued by collectors of several categories: poetry, black.

Check car prices and values when buying and selling new or used vehicles. Find expert reviews and ratings, explore latest car news, get an Instant Cash Offer, and 5-Year Cost to Own information on.   Early blues songs were sung by slaves, ex-slaves, and their descendants. The blues form is characterized by a call-and-response pattern. Early blues musicians would sing a line and their guitar would answer. In , Antonio Maggio published the first blues sheet music titled "I got the blues." This was the first published song to use the word.


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Louis Blues. Francis Davis's The History of the Blues is a groundbreaking rethinking of the blues that fearlessly examines how The history of the blues book relations have altered perceptions of the music.

Tracing its origins from the Mississippi Delta to its amplification in Chicago right after World War II, Davis argues for an examination of the blues in its own right, not just as a precursor to jazz and rock 'n' by: The book covers the history of the guitar and of the blues, including a personal appreciation of the great musicians who have shaped the genre and created such an awe-inspiring legacy.

Lovato’s system of blues guitar instruction, built on his lifetime of teaching, can bring musicians of any level to a rewarding and creative lifelong 5/5(1). Oliver is one of the most respected and prolific writers on blues history and this is a very readable overview of the origins and evolution of blues in the 20th century.

Deep Blues - Robert Palmer Robert Palmer's book focuses on the Delta-Chicago connection, loaded with fascinating stories and profiles about people and places; very readable.

Francis Davis's The History of the Blues is a groundbreaking rethinking of the blues that fearlessly examines how race relations have altered perceptions of the music.

Tracing its origins from the Mississippi Delta to its amplification in Chicago right after World War II, Davis argues for an examination of the blues in its own right, not just as a precursor to jazz and4/5.

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government’s official inquiries into UFO sightings. One suggestion would be to start with a book like LeRoi Jones: Blues People: The Negro Experience in White America and the music that developed from it. It will give you a historical context. If you want to delve into more specifics: Peter Guralni.

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Go back in time today with an illuminating, immersive history book from Barnes & Noble®. Here is a bibliography of blues books concerning the history of British Blues. 'Blowing The Blues: A Personal History of British Blues' by Dick Heckstall-Smith and Pete Grant. Dick - the king of British blues saxophone - describes the revolutionary founding years of British R&B with wonderful anecdotes about Ginger Baker, Alexis Korner, Charlie.

Francis Davis's The History of the Blues is a groundbreaking rethinking of the blues that fearlessly examines how race relations have altered perceptions of the music.

Tracing its origins from the Mississippi Delta to its amplification in Chicago right after World War II, Davis argues for an examination of the blues in its own right, not just as a precursor to jazz and rock 'n' roll/5(48).

Blues History Blues is an American Heritage, and it should be noted as such. Blues is a musical art form with it's own distinct musical progressions and much more.

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The book includes a compilation album so you can hear the music behind the faces. Over its year history, Music Maker has helped more than artists, most of them in the latter stages of life.

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Click Download or Read Online button to get the history of the blues book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Davis, music critic for the Atlantic, treats the history of the blues with an emphasis on his own involvement with this music.

He believes that attempts to discover the origins of the blues, often bas. Reviews the non-fiction book 'The History of Jazz,' by Stuart A. Kallen. California Soul (Book Review). Buell, Arthur // Oral History Review;Summer/Fall, Vol.

28 Issue 2, p Reviews the book 'California Soul: Music of African Americans in the West,' edited by Jacqueline Cogdell Dje Dje and Eddie S. Meadows. LIFT EVERY VOICE: The History. At the same time, the blues spilled over into Memphis.

In the 's the blues had grown up from country music into something we call Urban Blues. The music had changed from solo, acoustic, country music to ensemble, electric city music. Urban Blues had become national music, not regional music, but it was still the music of African Americans.

The book is more remarkable, however, as an incredible pictorial and documentary history of the blues with more than illustrations including recording contracts, rap sheets, and historic photos of the performers themselves.

Francis Davis, The History of the Blues If you're only going to read one book on the blues, make it this one. The blues form was first popularized about by the black composer W.C.

Handy (). However, the poetic and musical form of the blues first crystallized around and gained popularity through the publication of Handy's "Memphis Blues" () and "St. Louis Blues" (). Blues Books - Recommendations.

There are many fine books on the Blues, so I thought I would share with you my recommendations. The list starts with general books of the blues (essential reading), followed by blues artists (in alphabetical order), interjected with blues books on particular themes.

Blues, secular folk music created by African Americans in the early 20th century, originally in the South. The simple but expressive forms of the blues became by the s one of the most important influences on the development of popular music.

Learn more about blues, including notable musicians.Bitten by the Blues is also an expansive history of half a century of blues in Chicago and around the world, tracing the blues recording business through massive transitions, as a genre of music originally created by and for black southerners adapted to an influx of white fans and musicians and found a worldwide audience.