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The Roots of the Blues: An African Search (PB) (1991)

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9780306804458
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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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Author:
Samuel Charters
ISBN 10:
030680445X
Pages:
168
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication Date:
August 22, 1991
Binding:
Paperback
Weight:
0.48lbs