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Poetry from the Delta

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0045
Subject:
Music, Popular

The sixteen tracks on “Robert Johnson: King of the Delta Blues Singers”—some of them previously unreleased and some of them alternate takes—were conducted at several sessions between 1936–7, the only ... More


Time, Tradition, Performance, and the Aesthetic Object: Repetition

Julia Simon

in Time in the Blues

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190666552
eISBN:
9780190666583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190666552.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Popular

The final chapter addresses the temporality of a genre based on tradition. Working from conceptions of tradition gleaned from the epic and historical chronicle, and of modern anxieties about the ... More


Objects, Fragments, Scenes, and the Construction of Narrative

Julia Simon

in Time in the Blues

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190666552
eISBN:
9780190666583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190666552.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Popular

This chapter interrogates the construction of narrative out of lyrical and musical fragments and scenes. Tracing displacements and condensations in the blues reveals a metonymic structure ... More


The Blues Blowed My Spirit Away: Apostasy at a Frolic

Daniel Beaumont

in Preachin' the Blues: The Life and Times of Son House

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195395570
eISBN:
9780190268060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395570.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the beginnings of Son House's music career. It recounts the story of House's fateful stroll that led him to a house party, where he heard the strange and captivating sound of a ... More


Eclipse: 1943–1964

Daniel Beaumont

in Preachin' the Blues: The Life and Times of Son House

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195395570
eISBN:
9780190268060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395570.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Son House's life after he moved to Rochester, where he lived in almost total obscurity from 1943 to 1964. His life at the time can be viewed in the context of the “Great ... More


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