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Yonder Come the Blues The Evolution of a Genre

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ISBN-10: 0521782597

ISBN-13: 9780521782593

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Paul Oliver, Tony Russell, Robert M. W. Dixon, John Godrich, Howard Rye

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Updated with essays, this edition discusses the crucial early development of the blues as a music of Blacks in the United States, explaining some of the significant factors that shaped this music.
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Book details

List price: $89.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/22/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 374
Size: 7.01" wide x 10.00" long x 0.87" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Paul Hereford Oliver was born in Nottingham, England on May 25, 1927. He trained as a painter and sculptor at the Harrow School of Art, but switched to graphic design because most art materials aggravated his asthma and various allergies. After receiving a diploma from Goldsmith's College in London in 1948, he returned to the Harrow County School to teach art. In 1955, he received an art-history degree from the University of London. He wrote numerous books on blues music including Bessie Smith, Blues Fell This Morning, The Story of the Blues, Screening the Blues: Aspects of the Blues Tradition, Savannah Syncopators: African Retentions in the Blues, Songsters and Saints: Vocal Traditions on…    

Introduction: yonder come the Blues
Savannah Syncopators: African retentions in the Blues
Afternoon - Nangodi
Africa and jazz historian
Music in West Africa
Savannah song
The source of the slaves
Africa and the Blues
Afterword Paul Oliver
Blacks, Whites and Blues: Foreward
Old familiar tunes
Letting out the Blues
The Idea of the White People
Out West
Out East
Afterword Tony Russell
Recording The Blues
The birth of a new industry
The new market 1920-1922
The classic blues
Into the field 1927-1930
Hard times
Urban blues 1934-1940
End of an era 1941-1945 Robert M. W. Dixon and John Godrich
Afterword Howard Rye