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Africa and the Blues
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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Examples vii
  • List of Figures ix
  • List of Photographs xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Part 1 - Out of Africa 1
  • Introduction 3
  • 1 - Sources, Adaptation, and Innovation 5
  • 2 - The Rise of a Sung Literary Genre 21
  • 3 - A Strange Absence 51
  • 4 - The West Central Sudanic Belt 63
  • 5 - Blues Recordings Compared with Material from the West Central Sudan 71
  • 6 - Some Characteristics of the Blues 82
  • 7 - Why Did a West Central Sudanic Style Cluster Prevail in the Blues? 96
  • 8 - Heterophonic Versus Homophonic Multipart Schemes 105
  • 9 - The Blues Tonal System 118
  • 10 - The "Flatted Fifth" 146
  • Introduction 155
  • 11 - The 12-Bar Blues Form in South African Kwela and Its Reinterpretation 161
  • 12 - Return to the Western Sudan 186
  • Summary and Conclusions 197
  • Bibliography 205
  • Index 225
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