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Blues fell this morning : the meaning of the blues

Author: Paul Oliver; Philip J. Thomas Popular Song Collection.
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990 (1991 printing)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Paul Oliver's classic study of the blues was first published in the 1960s and has never been superseded.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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Oliver; Philip J. Thomas Popular Song Collection.
ISBN: 0521374375 9780521374378 0521377935 9780521377935
OCLC Number: 607069551
Description: xxiv, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: by Paul Oliver ; with a foreword by Richard Wright.
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' ... remarkable ... a definitive study in breadth and depth of the themes, backgrounds, imagery and motivation of the blues.' The New York Times

 
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