Blues - Philosophy for Everyone: Thinking Deep About Feeling Low
Jesse R. Steinberg, Abrol Fairweather
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 3, 2012 - Music - 211 pages
From B. B. King to Billie Holiday, blues music not only sounds good but has an almost universal appeal in its reflection of the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Its ability to powerfully touch on a range of social and emotional issues is philosophically inspiring, and here a diverse range of thinkers and musicians offer illuminating essays that make important connections between the human condition and the blues.
So, if nobody loves you but your Momma, open the pages and explore:
Blues - Philosophy for Everyone brings together intriguing insights into the connection between the blues and philosophy that will appeal to music lovers and philosophers alike.
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B B King in the Age
The Blues as Cultural Expression
The Artistic Transformation of Trauma Loss
Why it Feels So Good to Feel So Blue
Coming Through the Dark
Blues and Catharsis
IF IT WERENT FOR BAD LUCKIWOULDNT
Blues as Musical Therapy
Blues as Story Song and Prayer
THE BLUE LIGHT WAS MY BABY AND
Did Whites RipOff the Blues?
Class Race and Gender
Philosophical Blues Songs