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1. Roots of the blues

1. Roots 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/9780195398939.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195398939
‘The roots of the blues’ outlines the genesis of blues music. Blues music hit the mainstream in 1912, when W.C. Hardy's Memphis Blues caused a national craze. The roots of the blues can be ... More
3. Modern blues

3. Modern 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/9780195398939.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195398939
‘Modern blues’ covers the history of blues from after World War II. The distinction between pre–and post–war blues could be demarcated by the use of electrification and amplification of ... More
1. Musical Values

1. Musical Values  

Nicholas Cook

in Music: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2000
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776441
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853820.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780192853820
‘Musical Values’ considers how music is used in television commercials to convey meaning and value and then shows what it is about music that enables it to be used this way. Because 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
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
9. The future of slang

9. The future of slang  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191796418
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198729532
Slang’s future is interwoven with our new connected, digitized world. ‘The future of slang’ asks if we are, any longer, able safely to talk of ‘slang’ as a discrete language group, or are ... More
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
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
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
4. Blues and jazz

4. Blues and jazz  

Elijah Wald

in The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365760
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.003.0005
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195398939
‘Blues and jazz’ explores the connection between blues and jazz. Both blues and jazz have been closely intertwined since their inception — when jazz became nationally successful New Orleans ... More
5. Blues and country music

5. Blues and country music  

Elijah Wald

in The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365760
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780195398939
‘Blues and country music’ examines the links between blues and country music. For many reasons, jazz was placed at the opposite end of the spectrum to country, but both intertwined with ... 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

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

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