How Britain Got the Blues: The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Style in the United Kingdom

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Ashgate, 2007 - Music - 267 pages
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This book explores how, and why, the blues became a central component of English popular music in the 1960s. It is commonly known that many 'British invasion' rock bands were heavily influenced by Chicago and Delta blues styles. But how, exactly, did Britain get the blues? Roberta Schwartz analyses the transmission of blues records to England, from the first recordings to hit English shores to the end of the sixties.

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Roberta Freund Schwartz is Associate Professor of Historical Musicology, and advising director of the University's Archive of Recorded Sound, University of Kansas, USA.

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