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Looking Up at Down


More than just a history of a musical genre, Looking Up at Down traces the evolution of the various strands of blues music within the broader context of the culture on which it commented, and discusses its importance as a form of cultural resistance and identity for Afro-Americans. William Barlow explores the lyrics, describes the musical styles, and portrays the musicians and performers who created this uniquely American music. He describes how the blues sound--with its recognizable dissonance and African musical ...

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Looking Up at Down
1990, Temple University Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9780877227229

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