Ramblin' on My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues (African Amer Music in Global Perspective) Hardcover

Ramblin' on My Mind: New Perspectives on the Blues (African Amer Music in Global Perspective) Hardcover
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This compilation of essays takes the study of the blues to a welcome new level. Distinguished scholars and well-established writers from such diverse backgrounds as musicology, anthropology, musicianship, and folklore join together to examine blues as literature, music, personal expression, and cultural product. Ramblin' on My Mind contains pieces on Ella Fitzgerald, Son House, and Robert Johnson; on the styles of vaudeville, solo guitar, and zydeco; on a comparison of blues and African music; on blues nicknames; and on lyric themes of disillusionment.



Contributors are Lynn Abbott, James Bennighof, Katharine Cartwright, Andrew M. Cohen, David Evans, Bob Groom, Elliott Hurwitt, Gerhard Kubik, John Minton, Luigi Monge, and Doug Seroff.

Product Details Series: African Amer Music in Global Perspective Hardcover: 440 pages Publisher: University of Illinois Press (January 10, 2008) Language: English ISBN-10: 0252032039 ISBN-13: 978-0252032035 Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds