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Songsters and Saints: Vocal Traditions on Race Records

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In this innovatory book the celebrated writer on the blues, Paul Oliver, rediscovers the wealth of neglected vocal traditions presented on Race records. When blues first reached a large audience it was through the 'Race records' issued specifically for black purchasers in the 1920s. Blues South have been extensively discussed by many writers. Paul Oliver shows that this emphasis has drawn attention away from the other important vocal traditions also available on Race records: the songs of Southern rural dances, the comic ...

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0521248272

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9780521248273

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Songsters and Saints: Vocal Traditions on Race Records
1984, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521269421

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Songsters and Saints: Vocal Traditions on Race Records
1984, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521248273

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