Blues Fell This Morning: The Meaning of the Blues.
by [Blues Music] Oliver, Paul.
A Near Fine copy in paperback binding. The volume, by the noted French music enthusiast Paul Oliver, examines the functions of the blues as black American folk music recorded during the 78 rpm era, from the 1920s to the 1950s. The lyrics are quoted extensively throughout the book, revealing their significance as a means of communication within black society. The author shows how the themes of labour and unemployment, migration and the Depression years, love, sex, and marriage, crime, violence and imprisonment, disasters, sickness, war and death are expressed in black idioms and he discusses their meaning on many levels.
Edition: First Paperback Printing
Book Id: 24280