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The Blues Lyric Formula free pdf This book is the first rigorous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have been less fully explored than the musical form. Focusing on the songs recorded by African-American singers for pre-World War Two commercial recording companies, this is an excellent structural analysis of the formulaic composition of blues lyrics. This book gives a step-by-step description of the rules implicit in this formulaic structure and inspires new discussion of lyric structures. A wide array of readers will find this insightful and informative: from students of African-American music, cultural studies, history and linguistics, to Blues fans fascinated by exactly how the lyrics of this influential music style are written.

About Michael Taft

Michael Taft is head of the Archive Folk Culture at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. He is the author of Talkin' to Myself: Blues Lyrics 1921-1940 (Routledge 2005).

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Author : Michael Taft
Publisher : Routledge
Data Published : 10 March 2006
ISBN : 0415974984
EAN : 9780415974981
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 367 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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