Title: Conversation with the Blues by Paul Oliver.
Noted blues scholar Paul Oliver traces the history of this musical genre and outlines its influences, traditions, performers and imagery. Paul Oliver here examines the many different skeins of the blues form, relating them to other black traditions - musical and religious - and tracing the origin of the blues through the dense, many-coloured warp and weft of influences and inspiration. He describes "the dozens," Christmas rituals, and the coded (as well as blatant) sexual imagery that has always been a vital element of every popular song tradition. With extensive source notes, photographs, a discography, and two indexes of song titles and singers, this book serves as a sound, serious,
The book contains many interviews in which the musicians themselves tell there fascinating and often remarkable stories.
Size: 22 x 16 cm
Condition is great,no foxing, bindings are strong pages clean with original dustcover
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