5 edition of The History of Blues (American Mosaic) found in the catalog.
by Chelsea House Publications
Written in English
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This musical and cultural history traces the blues from its roots in West Africa to the Mississippi Delta to urban Chicago and beyond. Author Robert Palmer, a Little Rock, Arkansas native, served as the chief pop-music critic for the New York Times and became a frequent contribute to Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, and other publications. Get this from a library! The history of the blues. [Francis Davis] -- Challenging many accepted notions about the blues, a combination of cultural commentary, musical analysis, research, and visual images provides a new perspective on an enduring musical form and its.
ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "The history of the blues is the companion volume to a three-part PBS series of the same name"- . Get this from a library! The history of the blues. [Sandy Asirvatham] -- A comprehensive look at the history of blues music, from its origins to the present time, including the musicians involved in creating that history. Book: All Authors / Contributors: Sandy Asirvatham. Find more information about: ISBN:
The history of the blues by Francis Davis, , Hyperion edition, in English - 1st by: Stolle is a Blues Music Magazine columnist and author of Hidden History of Mississippi Blues The store has been called “one of the 17 coolest record stores in America” (Paste), is included in the book 1, Places to See Before You Die and received a Keeping The Blues Alive Award from the Blues /5.
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The History Of The Blues: The Roots, The Music, The People: Davis, Francis: : by: I find any book on blues history pretty interesting but History Of The Blues is aces.
Davis starts with a discussion of pre-recorded music styles and winds his way through the decades to the Chicago Blues Festival.
Everything in between is flawlessly researched and executed in a page turning, story telling style.4/5. The History Of The Blues: The Roots, The Music, The People - Kindle edition by Davis, Francis. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The History Of The Blues: The Roots, The Music, The People/5(58).
The Blues arose out of the American Deep South around the turn of the twentieth century. Heavily influenced by African rhythms and traditions brought to the States by African slaves and by the spirituals, field hollers, work songs, and ballads developed over centuries of slavery and The History of Blues book the post-Civil War era, the Blues became among the most influential genres of music/5(3).
A quirky inquiry into the nature of the blues. Although written to accompany a three-part series on PBS, this book is more substantive than most TV tie-ins.
Davis (Outcats,etc.), music critic for the Atlantic, divides his investigation into three sections: the ``prehistory'' of the blues; a more or less chronological portrait of leading blues figures; and a discussion of the blues.
History of the Blues: The Roots, the Music, the People: From Charley Patton to Robert Cray by Davis, Francis and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Superbly researched and vividly written, The Devil's Music is one of the only books to trace the rise and development of the blues both in relation to other forms of black music and in the context of American social history as experienced by African Americans.
From its roots in the turn-of-the-century honky-tonks of New Orleans and the barrelhouses and plantations of the Mississippi Delta to modern legends Cited 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.5/5(1).
"History Made," an exclusive, commemorative book chronicling the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues, is coming in time for the holidays and is available now for presale. In this exciting tie-in to a three-part PBS-TV series, Atlantic music critic Francis Davis presents a remarkable history of the blues that challenges many standard assumptions.
Davis presents a 4/5(1). A History of the Blues. Author: Giles Oakley; Publisher: Harcourt ISBN: N.A Category: Music Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» This primer on the historical development of the blues considers the psychological, cultural, and artistic elements that combined--sometime before the turn of the century--to form the blues.
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. Inhe received an art-history degree from the University of London. He wrote numerous books on blues music including Bessie Smith, Blues Fell This Morning, The Story of the Blues, Screening the Blues: Aspects of the Blues Tradition, Savannah Syncopators: African Retentions in the Blues, Songsters and Saints: Vocal Traditions on Race.
Description: 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. The Real Book Of The Real Book Of Sign In. Details. 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. This stunning book charts the rich history of the blues, through the dazzling array of posters, album covers, and advertisements that have shaped its identity over the past hundred years.
The blues have been one of the most ubiquitous but diverse elements of American popular music at large, and the visual art associated with this unique sound has been just as varied and by: 1. 'The Blues-A Visual History' published in the U.K. in is a superb and fully comprehensive history of the roots and fruits, and as Marshall C I was a fifteen year old in '68 when I caught the tour at Manchester's Free Trade Hall to see Jimmy Reed, John Lee Hooker, Big Joe Williams, T-Bone Walker, Curtis Jones, Eddie Taylor, Big Walter /5.
Blues is a music genre and musical form which was originated in the Deep South of the United States around the s by African-Americans from roots in African musical traditions, African-American work songs, and incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads.
The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues and rock Cultural origins: Early s, Deep South, U.S. 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/5(46).
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 Brand: Terra Nova Books. At the time, rhythm and blues was basically a code phrase for "music recorded and bought by black people." Inevitably, the next generation of black performers, like Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and Ray Charles, began taking their cues from R&B—which led to the next major chapter in the history of the blues.The British Blues Network: Adoption, Emulation and Creativity by Andrew Kellett.
Published by University of Michigan Press. ISBN: This book is about the blues and its impact in Great Britain, and it is also about the rock music made in the s and s by young, mostly male British musicians who were inspired by the blues.