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  1. Now available in an updated edition, Paul Oliver's classic history of the blues is widely recognized as the definitive work on the subject. Featuring more than two hundred vintage photographs and a new introduction by the author, the engaging, informative volume brings to life the African American singers and players who created this rich genre of music, as well as the set4/5(5).
  2. When writer and blues scholar Paul Oliver first came along, the genre he specialized in was something of a mystery to the music audience. Young listeners hearing the Rolling Stones do an old Delta blues number on the group's very first record usually thought this was some kind of original concept, not a tribute to a great Afro-American art form which at that point had been languishing in 6/
  3. Paul Oliver has been one of, if not the most prolific writers and commentators on the subject of blues music in our time. With his first articles on the subject being published in , Paul had embarked upon a remarkable journey of discovery and as one of the first blues historians produced many ground breaking books including; ‘Blues Fell This Morning, ‘Screening The Blues.
  4. The author deftly traces the evolution of the blues from the work songs of slaves, to acoustic country ballads, to urban sounds, to electric rhythm and blues bands. Oliver vividly re-creates the economic, social, and regional forces that shaped the unique blues tradition, and superbly details every facet of the music, including themes and.
  5. The City Blues Quartet is a multi-award-winning series of novels plotting the intertwined history of Jazz and the Mob through six decades in the 20th century. I’ve written three of the books so far (links below), with the final instalment on its way.
  6. Jul 03,  · In its reissue as a double CD, with revised notes by Paul Oliver, The Story of the Blues adds an extra 13 tracks from Lightnin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Taj .
  7. The author deftly traces the evolution of the blues from the work songs of slaves, to acoustic country ballads, to urban sounds, to electric rhythm and blues bands. Oliver vividly re-creates the economic, social, and regional forces that shaped the unique blues tradition, and superbly details every facet of the music, including themes and Cited by:
  8. CD Amazon UK £ Book Amazon UK £ paperback. The Story of the Blues. Sony Columbia/Legacy This 2CD set was compiled by Paul Oliver, to complement his book The Story of the Blues ().

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