The Roots Of The Blues (Paperback)Samuel Charters (author)
Paperback 168 Pages / Published: 22/08/1991
- Publisher reprinting
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.
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 164 g
Dimensions: 127 x 202 x 10 mm
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