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Big Road Blues Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues

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ISBN-10: 0306803003

ISBN-13: 9780306803000

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: David Evans

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This book analyzes the process of composition, learning and performance of the Southern folk blues of black America. Never before has this musical form been examined so scrupulously. Evans traces the impact of commercialism, especially the phonograph record, on blues history, as well as the various local traditions that produce a given blues tune and text. The author has done extensive field work in Mississippi and provides here a structure for understanding not only the blues but almost any other oral literature from other cultures.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/22/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

David Evans is a Fellow in Education in the Education Faculty at Liverpool Hope University, UK