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Nobody Knows Where the Blues Come From: Lyrics and History (American Made Music) [Paperback]

By Robert Springer (Editor)
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A vibrant and varied look at African American songs and the history behind the lyrics

Musicians and music scholars rightly focus on the sounds of the blues and the colorful life stories of blues performers. Equally important and, until now, inadequately studied are the lyrics. The international contributors to Nobody Knows Where the Blues Come From explore this aspect of the blues and establish the significance of African American popular song as a neglected form of oral history.

"High Water Everywhere: Blues and Gospel Commentary on the 1927 Mississippi River Flood," by David Evans, is the definitive study of songs about one of the greatest natural disasters in the history of the United States. In "Death by Fire: African American Popular Music on the Natchez Rhythm Club Fire," Luigi Monge analyzes a continuum of songs about exclusively African American tragedy. "Lookin' for the Bully: An Enquiry into a Song and Its Story," by Paul Oliver traces the origins and the many ava

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Item Specifications...

Pages   303
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 4, 2005
Publisher   University Press of Mississippi
ISBN  1934110299  
ISBN13  9781934110294  

Availability  94 units.
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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Robert Springer is a professor of English at the University of Metz in Longeville les Metz, France. He is the author of Authentic Blues: Its History and Its Themes and the editor of The Lyrics in African American Popular Music.

Robert Springer was born in 1946.

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4Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Music > History & Criticism
5Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Music > Musical Genres > Blues
6Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Music > Musical Genres > General
7Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Special Groups > African American Studies

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