Elijah wald not only writes well he is also a knowledgeable and inspired critic of popular music he never fails to put a genre into the context of the larger musical world and he is also aware of the cultural influences that give music its significance and form. Elijah wald provides a wonderfully nuanced introduction to the history and legacy of blues music and musicians offering a complex but eminently readable chronology that takes account of social political commercial and technological developments and correctly foregrounds the profound influence blues sounds and sentiments have had on jazz country rock rb and rap. Unique cds of pre war blues and race music including leroy carr ida cox and a collection of pop songs as performed by blues legends. The blues a very short introduction elijah wald on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers praised as suave soulful ebullient tom waits and a meticulous researcher a graceful writer and a committed contrarian new york times book review . Escaping the delta robert johnson and the invention of the blues by elijah wald 2004 12 14 elijah wald isbn kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon
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