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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

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365760
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.003.0007
Item type: 
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
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
Item type: 
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
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

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