Long Lost Blues

Filename: long-lost-blues.pdf
ISBN: 9780252076763
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 254
Author: Peter C. Muir
Publisher: University of Illinois Press

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More Blues Singers

Filename: more-blues-singers.pdf
ISBN: 9780786462421
Release Date: 2001-12-19
Number of pages: 296
Author: David Dicaire
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online More Blues Singers in PDF and EPUB Provides biographical and critical information on fifty blues singers who were born after 1940; each entry includes a complete discography and bibliographical references for other resources.

The Jazz Discography

Filename: the-jazz-discography.pdf
ISBN: UCSD:31822033671967
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages:
Author: Tom Lord

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The Product of Our Souls

Filename: the-product-of-our-souls.pdf
ISBN: 9781469622705
Release Date: 2015-05-18
Number of pages: 312
Author: David Gilbert
Publisher: UNC Press Books

Download and read online The Product of Our Souls in PDF and EPUB In 1912 James Reese Europe made history by conducting his 125-member Clef Club Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. The first concert by an African American ensemble at the esteemed venue was more than just a concert--it was a political act of desegregation, a defiant challenge to the status quo in American music. In this book, David Gilbert explores how Europe and other African American performers, at the height of Jim Crow, transformed their racial difference into the mass-market commodity known as "black music." Gilbert shows how Europe and others used the rhythmic sounds of ragtime, blues, and jazz to construct new representations of black identity, challenging many of the nation's preconceived ideas about race, culture, and modernity and setting off a musical craze in the process. Gilbert sheds new light on the little-known era of African American music and culture between the heyday of minstrelsy and the Harlem Renaissance. He demonstrates how black performers played a pioneering role in establishing New York City as the center of American popular music, from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, and shows how African Americans shaped American mass culture in their own image.

Agustin Lara

Filename: agustin-lara.pdf
ISBN: 9780199976744
Release Date: 2014-06-13
Number of pages: 384
Author: Andrew Grant Wood
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Agustin Lara in PDF and EPUB Few Mexican musicians in the twentieth century achieved as much notoriety or had such an international impact as the popular singer and songwriter Agust?n Lara (1897-1970). Widely known as "el flaco de oro" ("the Golden Skinny"), this remarkably thin fellow was prolific across the genres of bolero, ballad, and folk. His most beloved "Granada", a song so enduring that it has been covered by the likes of Mario Lanza, Frank Sinatra, and Placido Domingo, is today a standard in the vocal repertory. However, there exists very little biographical literature on Lara in English. In Agust?n Lara: A Cultural Biography, author Andrew Wood's informed and informative placement of Lara's work in a broader cultural context presents a rich and comprehensive reading of the life of this significant musical figure. Lara's career as a media celebrity as well as musician provides an excellent window on Mexican society in the mid-twentieth century and on popular culture in Latin America. Wood also delves into Lara's music itself, bringing to light how the composer's work unites a number of important currents in Latin music of his day, particularly the bolero. With close musicological focus and in-depth cultural analysis riding alongside the biographical narrative, Agustin Lara: A Cultural Biography is a welcome read to aficionados and performers of Latin American musics, as well as a valuable addition to the study of modern Mexican music and Latin American popular culture as a whole.

White Tears

Filename: white-tears.pdf
ISBN: 9780241977880
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Number of pages: 288
Author: Hari Kunzru
Publisher: Penguin UK

Download and read online White Tears in PDF and EPUB A feverish new tale from the bestselling author of The Impressionist: two ambitious young musicians are drawn into a dark underworld, haunted by the ghosts of a repressive past Two twenty-something New Yorkers: Seth, awkward and shy, and Carter, the trust fund hipster. They have one thing in common: an obsession with music. Rising fast on the New York producing scene, they stumble across an old blues song long forgotten by history -- and everything starts to unravel. Carter is drawn far down a path that allows no return, and Seth has no choice but to follow his friend into the darkness. Trapped in a game they don't understand, Hari Kunzru's characters move unsteadily across the chessboard, caught between black and white, performer and audience, righteous and forsaken. But we have been here before, oh so many times over, and the game always ends the same way . . . Electrifying, subversive and wildly original, White Tears is a ghost story and a love story, a story about lost innocence and historical guilt. This unmissable novel penetrates the heart of a nation's darkness, encountering a suppressed history of greed, envy, revenge and exploitation, and holding a mirror up to the true nature of America today.

Africa and the Blues

Filename: africa-and-the-blues.pdf
ISBN: 9781604737288
Release Date: 2008-04-10
Number of pages: 260
Author: Gerhard Kubik
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Download and read online Africa and the Blues in PDF and EPUB In 1969 Gerhard Kubik chanced to encounter a Mozambican labor migrant, a miner in Transvaal, South Africa, tapping a "cipendani," a mouth-resonated musical bow. A comparable instrument was seen in the hands of a white Appalachian musician who claimed it as part of his own cultural heritage. Through connections like these Kubik realized that the link between these two far-flung musicians is African-American music, the sound that became the blues. Such discoveries reveal a narrative of music evolution for Kubik, a cultural anthropologist and ethnomusicologist. Traveling in Africa, Brazil, Venezuela, and the United States, he spent forty years in the field gathering the material for "Africa and the Blues." In this book, Kubik relentlessly traces the remote genealogies of African cultural music through eighteen African nations, especially in the Western and Central Sudanic Belt. Included is a comprehensive map of this cradle of the blues, along with 31 photographs gathered in his fieldwork. The author also adds clear musical notations and descriptions of both African and African American traditions and practices and calls into question the many assumptions about which elements of the blues were "European" in origin and about which came from Africa. Unique to this book is Kubik's insight into the ways present-day African musicians have adopted and enlivened the blues with their own traditions. With scholarly care but with an ease for the general reader, Kubik proposes an entirely new theory on blue notes and their origins. Tracing what musical traits came from Africa and what mutations and mergers occurred in the Americas, he shows that the African American tradition we call the blues is truly a musical phenomenon belonging to the African cultural world. Gerhard Kubik is a professor in the department of ethnology and African studies at the University of Mainz, Germany. Since 1983 he has been affiliated with the Center for Social Research of Malawi, Zomba. He is a permanent member of the Center for Black Music Research in Chicago and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, London.

Minority Voices

Filename: minority-voices.pdf
ISBN: UVA:X002173649
Release Date: 1977
Number of pages:

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The Truman and Eisenhower blues

Filename: the-truman-and-eisenhower-blues.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015058149033
Release Date: 2004-03
Number of pages: 215
Author: Guido van Rijn
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

Download and read online The Truman and Eisenhower blues in PDF and EPUB Twenty-six of the songs discussed in the text are available on a CD produced by Agram Blues (ABCD 2018) to accompany this book. Digitally remastered and featuring full liner notes by the author, the CD is a unique historical document of the Truman and Eisenhower presidencies.


Filename: crisis.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015075745631
Release Date: 1990
Number of pages:
Author: William Edward Burghardt Du Bois

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American Premium Record Guide 1900 1965

Filename: american-premium-record-guide-1900-1965.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015039130391
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 496
Author: L. R. Docks
Publisher: Iola, WI : Krause Publications

Download and read online American Premium Record Guide 1900 1965 in PDF and EPUB " ... The only source dedicated to music from 1900 to 1965. Plus its extensive coverage of 78s puts you in line for vintage-vinyl collecting success. Inside you'll find: 30,000 individual recordings; 9,000 price changes; 7,500 recording artists with 900 first-time listings!; 1,600 label photos including 200 additions ... ; 78s, 45s, EPs and LPs; four major categories (jazz, big band; country Western; blues; R & B, rock 'n' roll); all-inclusive artist index ..."--Back cover.

Long Lost Song

Filename: long-lost-song.pdf
ISBN: 9781477122471
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Number of pages: 242
Author: Stephen Ormsby
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

Download and read online Long Lost Song in PDF and EPUB A virus is decimating America and Michael Decker is the culprit. Or is he?Is it the work of a curse recorded into a song by 1930's blues musician Ricky Jensen?Long Lost Song tells the story of Ricky and Michael as they battle personal and real demons while the world reaches end times of biblical proportions.One question remains. How do you stop a devil of a song made to break a crossroads deal?

Blues Gospel Records 1902 1942

Filename: blues-gospel-records-1902-1942.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105042470521
Release Date: 1969
Number of pages: 912
Author: Robert M. W. Dixon

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Filename: westways.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105013850990
Release Date: 1988
Number of pages:

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Filename: crossroads.pdf
ISBN: UCSD:31822036271450
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 133
Author: Tom Graves
Publisher: Demers Books Llc

Download and read online Crossroads in PDF and EPUB The result of careful research, this stylish biography of infamous blues musician Robert Johnson reveals the real story behind the mythical talent that made him a musical legend. According to some, Robert Johnson learned guitar by trading his soul away to the Devil at a crossroads in rural Mississippi. When he died at age 27 of a mysterious poisoning, many superstitious fans came to believe that the Devil had returned to take his due. This diligent study of Johnson’s life debunks these myths, while emphasizing the effect that Johnson, said to be the greatest blues musician who ever lived, has had on modern musicians and fans of the blues.