Devil's Music A History of the Blues

ISBN-10: 0306807432

ISBN-13: 9780306807435

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Giles Oakley

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List price: $16.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/22/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Preface to the second edition
Nigger Minstrels and coon songs
From emancipation to segregation
From minstrels to ragtime
Early New Orleans jazz and blues
Work and song
W. C. Handy
Charley Patton
Henry Thomas 'Ragtime Texas'
Lead Belly
The barrelhouse circuit and the 'Piney Woods'
Crazy blues
Showbiz blues I: The tent shows
Ma Rainey
Showbiz blues 2: The theatres
Bessie Smith
Women's blues
The men start recording
Field recordings
The Depression
City blues
Blues in St Louis
Blues in Chicago
The rural South
Blues in the South
Post-war blues
The end of an era
Say it loud
Dealing with the Devil - Into the Nineties
Blues as Heritage
Blues Down Home - The New South
The Malaco Story
New South - New Blues
Gonna Be Some Changes Made
Chicago Blues Today
The Strong Persuaders
Sources and acknowledgements
Selected bibliography
Selected discography
General Index
Index of Songs
Picture credits
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