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The British Blues Network By Andrew Kellett

The British Blues Network
by Andrew Kellett

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Examines the role of British narratives of masculinity and power in the postwar era of decolonization and national decline that contributed to the creation of a network of British musicians influenced by African-American blues music, and how its members used the tropes, vocabulary, and mythology of African-American blues traditions to forge their own musical identities.
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The British Blues Network: Adoption, Emulation, and Creativity by Andrew Kellett

Beginning in the late 1950s, an influential cadre of young, white, mostly middle-class British men were consuming and appropriating African-American blues music, using blues tropes in their own music and creating a network of admirers and emulators that spanned the Atlantic. This cross-fertilization helped create a commercially successful rock idiom that gave rise to some of the most famous British groups of the era, including The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Eric Clapton, and Led Zeppelin. What empowered these white, middle-class British men to identify with and claim aspects of the musical idiom of African-American blues musicians? The British Blues Network examines the role of British narratives of masculinity and power in the postwar era of decolonisation and national decline that contributed to the creation of this network, and how its members used the tropes, vocabulary, and mythology of African-American blues traditions to forge their own musical identities.

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The British Blues Network Reviews


"Andrew Kellett's definitive study of the 1960s British blues movement highlights the music's important trans-Atlantic connections and complex history. Carefully researched and engagingly written, The British Blues Network traces the emergence of rock music as we know it today and will appeal to scholars and fans alike."
--Ulrich Adelt, University of Wyoming

About Andrew Kellett


Andrew Kellett is Associate Professor of History at Harford Community College and Adjunct Instructor at the University of Maryland.

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GOR010104215
The British Blues Network: Adoption, Emulation, and Creativity by Andrew Kellett
Andrew Kellett
Used - Very Good
Paperback
The University of Michigan Press
2017-09-30
256
0472036998
9780472036998
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