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American Popular Music: Blues

American Popular Music: Blues (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Weissman, Dick

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This is a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to the blues - from its roots to the present. Born out of the field hollers, work songs, and spirituals sung by African-American slaves and tenant farmers as they were forced to work in the fields of the South, blues music often speaks of oppr...ession, sadness, and love - topics that transcend racial and ethnic boundaries. Early musicians such as Blind Lemon Jefferson and W.C. Handy established the standards of the genre, with the hit songs See That My Grave Is Kept Clean and Memphis Blues, respectively. Their affecting lyrics later served as inspiration for future blues performers such as Muddy Waters, Lead Belly, and John Lee Hooker. The blues became the foundation for nearly every form of American music created in the 20th century, especially jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and hip-hop. American Popular Music: Blues , in more than 450 entries, brings together in a single volume all the aspects of this musical genre, creating an essential resource for music lovers everywhere, as well as those interested in the historical roots of an American legacy.
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ISBN 9780816069262
Released NZ 30 Dec 2006
Publisher Facts On File Inc
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Series American Popular Music
Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780816069262
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Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Facts On File Inc
Imprint Facts On File Inc
Released 30 Dec 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Weissman, Dick
Series American Popular Music
Category Blues music
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 187mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 781.6430973
Weight 703g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text General/trade