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Blues Fell This Morning By Paul Oliver

Blues Fell This Morning
by Paul Oliver

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Paul Oliver's classic study of the blues was first published in the 1960s and has never been superseded. This new, revised edition will be welcomed by all who wish to understand the complexity of meaning in the blues and the experiences which they expressed.
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Blues Fell This Morning: Meaning in the Blues by Paul Oliver

This is a new, thoroughly revised edition of Paul Oliver's classic study of the blues. First published in 1960, this remarkable book has not been superseded and its reappearance will be welcomed by all who wish to understand the complexity of meaning in the blues and the experiences which they expressed. The book examines the functions of the blues as black American folk music recorded during the 78 rpm era, from the 1920s to the 1950s. The lyrics are quoted extensively throughout the book, revealing their significance as a means of communication within black society. The author shows how the themes of labour and unemployment, migration and the Depression years, love, sex, and marriage, crime, violence and imprisonment, disasters, sickness, war and death are expressed in black idioms and he discusses their meaning on many levels.

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Blues Fell This Morning Reviews


' ... remarkable ... a definitive study in breadth and depth of the themes, backgrounds, imagery and motivation of the blues.' The New York Times

Table of Contents


List of illustrations; Author's note and acknowledgements to the first edition; Foreword by Richard Wright; Preface to the revised edition; Introduction; 1. Got to work or leave; 2. Railroad for my pillow; 3. Pains in my heart; 4. I'm a rooster, baby; 5. The jinx is on me; 6. Let the deal go down; 7. Evil and mean and funny; 8. Goin' to take a rap; 9. World black as midnight; 10. Going down slow; 11. Blues like showers of rain; Bibliographical references; Discography of quoted blues; Acknowledgements to discography; Index of quoted blues singers; General index.

Additional information

GOR001966301
Blues Fell This Morning: Meaning in the Blues by Paul Oliver
Paul Oliver
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
1990-04-12
376
0521377935
9780521377935
N/A
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