Publisher: Abbeville Press (December 1, 1993)
Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub
Size: 8.6 MB
Downloadable formats: PDF
Like Abbeville's "Country: The song and the Musicians", "Nothing however the Blues" is an illustrated, accomplished heritage of song and musicians, additionally masking promoters, manufacturers and others who've formed this robust and enduringly well known American musical artwork shape. A "guide to the simplest" discography is integrated behind the ebook so that it will entice blues enthusiasts and list creditors. Tracing its origins to slave-era paintings songs and "hollers", blues is extra well known than it has ever been. Larry Cohn, primary writer of "Nothing however the Blues", is the manufacturer of a five-year CBS/Sony track old reissue of vintage blues recordings. the 1st two-CD set within the sequence, that includes the song of blues "father" Robert Johnson, earned Cohn a Grammy. whereas nation tune instructions a wide yet unfocused viewers, the blues attracts on a extra focused and devoted viewers, lots of them avid blues recording creditors, who sign up for rankings of blues-oriented guides. In 12 essays commissioned particularly for the publication, "Nothing however the Blues" strains the African American origins of the song, its early improvement as renowned leisure, its first recordings, its nearby differentiation, its many stylistic dimensions, and its modern manifestations. County blues, city blues, Cajun and Zydeco impacts, the evolution of rhythm and blues, rock 'n' roll, and the blues revival are all absolutely coated.