Blues: The Basics

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Music - 206 pages
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A brief introduction to a century of the blues, the players, the music, and the styles that make blues an enduring and well-loved musical style.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Documented Beginnings of the Classic and Rural Blues
28
Jazz Influences on the Blues
43
The Jug Bands
50
Piedmont and Other Regional Styles
71
Holy Blues
77
19351950
83
John Lee Hooker and B B King
89
19601980
100
The Blues Goes Abroad
113
Building a New Blues Audience
120
Summary
129
The Emergence of Young Black Blues Artists
135
Zydeco
141
Appendix
157
Index
191

New York and the Doowop Groups 45
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About the author (2005)

Dick Weissman was Associate Professor of Music and Music Industry Studies from 1990-2002 at the University of Colorado at Denver. He has published many books on music, notably The Music Business: Career Opportunities and Self-Defense, now in its third edition. He lives in Portland, OR.

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