1969 Hardcover First U. S. Edition illus., facsims., ports. . 176 p. "Music examples": p. 169-170. ; Bibliographies: p. 171-174. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88244246
Synopsis: Now available in an updated edition, Paul Oliver's classic history of the blues is widely recognized as the definitive work on the subject. Featuring more than two hundred vintage photographs and a new introduction by the author, the engaging, informative volume brings to life the African American singers and players who created this rich genre of music, as well as the settings and experiences that inspired them.
About the Author: Paul Oliver is a highly-acclaimed authority on the blues. His previous books include Blues Fell This Morning, Conversation with the Blues, Savannah Syncopators, Songsters and Saints, and The New Blackwell Guide to Recorded Blues. He lives in Oxford, England.
Title: Story of the Blues
Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins
Publication Date: 1969
Book Condition: Fair
Edition: First U. S. Edition.
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1972. Fourth impression. Originally published in 1969. 4to (30cm). Fully illustrated, many photographs never before published. Original rust cloth; lettered in gilt; map endpapers, unmarked and unspotted; in original dust-jacket; with a few chips and dings and one 1cm tear on reverse, but overall a fine copy in a very good dust-jacket. The Story of the Blues contains a unique collection of both contemporary and historic photographs, many never previously published, together with graphic material and printed ephemera, making a total of over 500 illustrations. The detailed text traces the origins of the music, the growth of regional schools and the part that this folk art of the twentieth century has played in black society. The Story of the Blues is the story of the music of a racial minority which was born in segregation and nurtured by the growing demand for equality made by the black community in this century. It is therefore not merely the history of a music but a reflection of the tumult within American Society. - dust-jacket. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 9416
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110214667952
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Ed.. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 0214667952
Book Description Barrie & Jenkins, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st U. S. Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0214667952