9780521269421-0521269423-Songsters and Saints: Vocal Traditions on Race Records

Songsters and Saints: Vocal Traditions on Race Records

ISBN-13: 9780521269421
ISBN-10: 0521269423
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Paul Oliver
Publication date: 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 339 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780521269421
ISBN-10: 0521269423
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Paul Oliver
Publication date: 1984
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback 339 pages

Summary

Acknowledged author Paul Oliver wrote Songsters and Saints: Vocal Traditions on Race Records comprising 339 pages back in 1984. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0521269423 and 9780521269421. Since then Songsters and Saints: Vocal Traditions on Race Records textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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 and social songs and ballads of the medicine shows and travelling entertainments, and, even more neglected, the sacred vocal traditions, from the song-sermons of the Baptist and Sanctified preachers to the gospel songs of the church congregations and of the 'jack-leg' preachers and street evangelists. Over 500 artists and 700 song titles are indexed and there is a guide to reissued recordings.

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