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The Blues: a Very Short Introduction

The Blues: a Very Short Introduction( )
Author: Wald, Elijah
Series title:Very Short Introductions Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-539893-9
Publication Date:Oct 2010
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $15.41
Book Description:

This VSI provides a brief history of the blues genre's main movements and most influential artists and gives a sense of the breadth of the blues field. Beginning with the music's roots in African and African-American styles, European folk music, and popular forms such as minstrelsy and ragtime, it traces how blues evolved over the course of the twentieth century as both a discrete genre and a basic ingredient in virtually all American pop styles from jazz tohip-hop.

Book Details
Pages:152
Detailed Subjects: Music / Genres & Styles / Blues
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):17.145 x 11.43 x 0.762 cm
Book Weight:0.116 Kilograms



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