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jan 1, 1920 - Jones - Blues People and the Classic Blues

Description:

first in depth history of African American music from slavery to jazz
Critqued for embrace of reflection theory --> modified views by introductin the changing same concept
In contrasting country v classic bues, focused on social functions
Linked classic blues with minstrels --> minstrels provided early employment for black musicians, touring minstrels helped spread classic blues, minstrels infused theatrical elements into older "primitive blues" (led to professionalization) --> made classic blues a stylized response to social issues

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Date:

jan 1, 1920
Now
~ 98 years ago
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