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    • History of Blues
      • Overview
      • About the author
    • Roberto Caselli     

      History of Blues

      • Overview
      • About the author

      Overview

      The first complete history of blues, from its African roots to the latest stylistic evolutions of the new millennium, in a new edition now featuring a whole section on Italian blues.

      Blues is the adventure of the African Americans trying to shrug off slavery and find a new identity; the intimate voice of swing, bebop and even free jazz after the re-emergence of the darkest ghosts of the past back in the

      Sixties.

      This book talks about rural acoustic, urban, electric and rock blues. We meet well-known figures as well as hundreds of less prominent but equally significant figures who originated unimaginable stylistic ramifications and amazing stories to tell.

      This new edition features a useful name index as well as a section on Italian blues, whose players have gained worldwide recognition and awards.

      About the author

      Roberto Caselli is a journalist, music critic and long-time voice of Radio Popolare. He has written many books and has contributed to dailies, specialised magazines, encyclopaedias and websites.

  • Book formats

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    • Binding: Paperback
      Size: 18 x 23,5
      Print: 2 colours
      Pages: XIV-338
      ISBN: 9788820395735
      Price: € 29,90

    Digital formats

    • epub
      ISBN: 9788820395841
      Price: € 24,99
    • Platform: Amazon
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      ISBN: 9788820395841