Publisher: Cambridge University Press (March 24, 2003)
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From Robert Johnson to Aretha Franklin, Mahalia Jackson to John Lee Hooker, blues and gospel artists play major roles in twentieth-century tradition. This assessment of those genres presents an expression of the twentieth-century black American event. Histories are wondered; songs and lyrical imagery are analyzed; views are provided from the perspective of voice, guitar, piano, and dealing musician. A concluding bankruptcy discusses the influence that the genres have had on mainstream musical tradition.