The Roots Of The Blues
  • The Roots Of The Blues
  • The Roots Of The Blues
ISBN: 030680445X
EAN13: 9780306804458
Language: English
Pages: 168
Dimensions: 0.4" H x 8" L x 5" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback

The Roots Of The Blues

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Book Overview

I went to Africa to find the roots of the blues. So Samuel Charters begins the extraordinary story of his research. But what began as a study of how the blues was handed down from African slaves to musicians of today via the slave ships, became something much more complex. For in Africa Samuel Charters discovered a music which was not just a part of the past but a very vital living part of African culture. The Roots of the Blues not only reveals Charters's remarkable talent in discussing African folk music and its relationship with American blues; it demonstrates his power as a descriptive and narrative writer. Using extensive quotations of song lyrics and some remarkable photographs of the musicians, Charters has created a unique contribution to our understanding of both African and American cultures and their music.

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