The blues : the authentic narrative of my music and culture
by King, Chris Thomas,
|Format:||Print Book 2021|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
"A fresh new perspective that will be a true revolution to readers and will open new lines of discussion on . . . the importance of the city of New Orleans for generations to come." --Dr. Michael White, jazz clarinetist, composer, and Keller Endowed Chair at Xavier University of LA An untold authentic counter-narrative blues history and the first written by an African American blues artist All prior histories on the blues have alleged it originated on plantations in the Mississippi Delta. Not true, says author Chris Thomas King. In The Blues, King present facts to disprove such myths. This book is the first to argue the blues began as a cosmopolitan art form, not a rural one. As early as 1900, the sound of the blues was ubiquitous in New Orleans. The Mississippi Delta, meanwhile, was an unpopulated sportsman's paradise--the frontier was still in the process of being cleared and drained for cultivation.â¯ Expecting these findings to be controversial in some circles, King has buttressed his conclusions with primary sources and years of extensive research, including a sojourn to West Africa and interviews with surviving folklorists and blues researchers from the 1960s folk-rediscovery epoch.â¯ New Orleans, King states, was the only place in the Deep South where the sacred and profane could party together without fear of persecution, creating the blues.
The authentic narrative
King, Chris Thomas.
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
Blues (Music) -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History and criticism.
Rhythm and blues music -- History and criticism.
Rhythm and blues music -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History and criticism.
Blues musicians -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Blues musicians -- Southern States.
African Americans -- Louisiana -- Music -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions.
|Publisher|| Chicago, Illinois :Chicago Review Press,2021
|Other Titles|| Authentic narrative of my music and culture
xvi, 400 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-382) and index.