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by Michael Taft

Author: Michael Taft
Subcategory: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (February 16, 2006)
Pages: 376 pages
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Rating: 4.1
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This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the 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 composistion of blues lyrics

Michael Taft is Head of the Archive of Folk Culture at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

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

This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the 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 composistion of blues lyrics. 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 composistion of blues lyrics

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The blues lyric formula. This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the the study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have been less fully explored than the musical form. 12. Concerning how the formula "I woke up this morning" conveys anxiety, Taft (2006) observes that "Generally, the figurative 'waking up' is from a situation in which the person feels good or in which the person is in a good, stable love relationship to a situation in which the person feels bad or in which the love relationship has gone awry" (p. 195).

The Blues Line: Blues Lyrics from Leadbelly to Muddy Waters. Taft, Michael (2006). The Blues Lyric Formula. p. 333. ISBN 978-1-56025-567-3. CRC. 106. ISBN 978-0-415-97499-8.

This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the the study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have. Publisher: Routledge. Print ISBN: 9780415974998, 0415974992.

This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create. ISBN10 : 9781135485924, ISBN13 : 1135485925. Talkin' to Myself: Blues Lyrics, 1921-1942 is a compendium of lyrics by the great blues recording artists of t. ISBN10 : 9781136734083, ISBN13 : 1136734082.

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This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the 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 composistion 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 arewritten.