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Yonder Come the Blues

The Evolution of a Genre

  • Author: Dixon, Robert M.W.
  • Author: Godrich, John
  • Author: Oliver, Paul
  • Author: Russell, Tony
  • Author: Rye, Howard
What a delight to have three classic works on blues reissued under one cover. Oliver is to be congratulated for conceiving of the idea and for bringing it to fruition...This book should be in... More…

Book

$35.50

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Estimated despatch time 7 - 10 days

Contents

  • Introduction: yonder come the Blues Paul Oliver; Book One. Savannah Syncopators: African retentions in the Blues:
  • 1. Afternoon - Nangodi;
  • 2. Africa and jazz historian;
  • 3. Music in West Africa;
  • 4. Savannah song;
  • 5. The source of the slaves;
  • 6. Africa and the Blues;
  • 7. Afterword Paul Oliver; Book Two. Blacks, Whites and Blues: Foreword;
  • 8. Minstrelsy;
  • 9. Old familiar tunes;
  • 10. Letting out the Blues;
  • 11. The Idea of the White People;
  • 12. Out West;
  • 13. Out East;
  • 14. Afterword Tony Russell; Book Three. Recording The Blues:
  • 15. The birth of a new industry;
  • 16. The new market 1920-2;
  • 17. The classic blues;
  • 18. Into the field 1927-30;
  • 19. Hard times;
  • 20. Urban blues 1934-40;
  • 21. End of an era 1941-5 Robert M. W. Dixon and John Godrich;
  • 22. Afterword Howard Rye.