Africa and the blues / Gerhard Kubik

Author(s): Kubik, Gerhard, 1934-
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Subjects: Blues (Music)--African influences
Blacks--Africa--Music--History and criticism
Music--Africa--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c1999
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: xviii, 240 p. : ill., maps, music ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: List of Examples
List of Figures
List of Photographs
Preface
Pt. I. Out of Africa
1. Sources, Adaptation and Innovation 5
2. The Rise of a Sung Literary Genre 21
3. A Strange Absence 51
4. The West Central Sudanic Belt 63
5. Blues Recordings Compared with Material from the Central Sudanic Savannah 71
6. Some Characteristics of the Blues 82
7. Why Did a West Central Sudanic Style Cluster Prevail in the Blues? 96
8. Heterophonic versus Homophonic Multi-Part Schemes 105
9. The Blues Tonal System 118
10. The "Flatted Fifth" 146
Pt. II. Return to Africa
11. The 12-Bar Blues Form in South African kwela and its Reinterpretation 161
12. Return to the Western Sudan 186
Summary and Conclusions 197
Bibliography 205
Index 225
Notes: LCCN: 99024343
ISBN: 1578061466 (paper : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1578061458 (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-224) and indexes
OCLC Number: 40964926
ISBN/ISSN: 1578061466
1578061458