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    • The Blues: A Very Short Introduction 

    • By: Elijah Wald
    • Narrated by: Dalton Mobley
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      4 out of 5 stars 25
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      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Elijah Wald is one of the leading popular music critics of his generation. In The Blues, Wald surveys a genre at the heart of American culture. It is not an easy thing to pin down. As Howlin' Wolf once described it, "When you ain't got no money and can't pay your house rent and can't buy you no food, you've damn sure got the blues." It has been defined by lyrical structure, or as a progression of chords, or as a set of practices reflecting West African "tonal and rhythmic approaches", using a five-note "blues scale". Wald sees blues less as a style than as a broad musical tradition within a constantly evolving pop culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great flow and golden nuggets!

    • By mathew on 11-14-17

    Regular price: $14.95