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Boom's BluesMusic, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime$
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Wim Verbei

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781496805119

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496805119.001.0001

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Origin, History, and Character of the Blues

Origin, History, and Character of the Blues

(p.183) Chapter I Origin, History, and Character of the Blues
Boom's Blues

J. Frank G. Boom

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Character/New Orleans/Development of Form and Structure/Archetypal Forms/Three-part Form/The (a+b) Type/Feminine Invention/Similarities and Differences/The Older Form (a-a-b)/The More Recent Form (a+b)-cd/The Most Recent Form (a+b)-(½c+½c)-(½d+½c)/Blues versus Spiritual/Definition of the Blues/Dating/The Blues Rage and Afterwards

Not much is known about nineteenth-century secular Negro song, and therefore the origin of blues is partially shrouded in mist. However, it can be said that the blues as songs of a certain form and character developed from a wide variety of Negro songs of varying types, such as ...

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