The blues lyric formula

M. Taft. Routledge, New York, (2006)Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-357) and index..


Contents: 1. Defining the commercial blues ― 2. Defining the blues formula ― 3. Fine adjustments : extraformulaic elements in the blues ― 4. ties that bind : formulas to lines, lines to stanzas, stanzas to songs ― 5. Twenty common formulas ― 6. One singer's formulaic tradition : the repertoire of Garfield Akers ― Conclusion : why is the blues formulaic? ― Singers and their songs.

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