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2. Prewar blues

2. Prewar blues  

Elijah Wald

in The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365760
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.003.0003
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chapter
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9780195398939
‘Prewar blues’ charts the development of blues music up until 1939. Whilst record companies found ethnic records generally profitable, they assumed that African Americans liked white music. ... More
The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

The Blues: A Very Short Introduction  

Elijah Wald

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365760
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195398939
The Blues: A Very Short Introduction surveys a genre which lies at the heart of American culture. Blues is more of a broad musical tradition than a musical genre, with a ... More
6. The language and poetry of the blues

6. The language and poetry of the blues  

Elijah Wald

in The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365760
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780195398939
‘The language and poetry of the blues’ explores the lyrical component of the blues. Modern scholars treat the blues primarily as a musical style, but early scholars also studied blues songs ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Elijah Wald

in The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365760
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195398939
Blues music first swept the United States in the early 1910s, remained a driving force in the pop mainstream for some six decades, and continues to be played and heard around the world. ... More
6. Folk music today and tomorrow

6. Folk music today and tomorrow  

Mark Slobin

in Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365753
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195395020.003.0006
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chapter
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9780195395020
‘Folk music today and tomorrow’ outlines a potential framework for the future of folk music. Folk music operates on a number of circuits, both local and global. This has given rise to a ... More

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