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Condition: New Author: Giles Oakley
Publication Year: 01/03/1997 Subject: The Arts
Format: Paperback Subject 2: Music & Dance
Language: English ISBN: 9780306807435

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This text traces the rise and development of the blues both in the relation to other forms of black music and in the context of American social history as experienced by African Americans. It describes the texture of the life that made the blues possible and changing attitudes towards the music.

Key Features
Author(s)Giles Oakley
PublisherThe Perseus Books Group
Date of Publication01/03/1997
GenreMusic & Dance

Publication Data
Place of PublicationCambridge, MA
Country of PublicationUnited States
ImprintDa Capo Press Inc
Content Note36 illustrations

Weight393 g
Width153 mm
Height229 mm
Spine18 mm

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Edition Statement2nd Revised edition

Table Of ContentsPart One * Slavery * Nigger Minstrels and Coon Songs * From Emancipation to Segregation * From Minstrels to Ragtime * Early New Orleans Jazz and Blues * Work and Song * W.C. Handy Part Two * Charley Patton * Henry Thomas Ragtime Texas * Lead Belly * The Barrelhouse Circuit and the Piney Woods * Migration Part Three * Crazy Blues * Showbiz Blues I: The Tent Shows * Ma Rainey * Showbiz Blues II: The Theatres * Bessie Smith * Womens Blues Part Four * The Men Start Recording * Field Recordings * Atlanta * Memphis Part Five * The Depression * City Blues * Blues in St. Louis * Blues in Chicago * The Rural South * Blues in the South Part Six * Post-war Blues * The End of an Era * Say it Loud Part Seven * Dealing with the DevilInto the Nineties * Blues as Heritage * Blues Down HomeThe New South * The Malaco Story * New SouthNew Blues * Gonna Be Some Changes Made * Chicago Blues Today * The Strong Persuaders
Author BiographyIn 1976, Giles Oakley helped produce the acclaimed five-part BBC documentary The Devil's Music, which resulted in this book. He has since coproduced numerous prime-time programs and series for BBC-TV and has contributed to many books and journals.

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