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Blues (Music)

LC control 85015115
LC classificationML3521 History and criticism
Topical headingBlues (Music)
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Variant(s)Blues (Music)--United States
Blues (Songs, etc.)
Jive (Music)
See alsoheadings for music of individual instruments followed by the qualifier "(Blues)" and the subdivisions Methods (Blues) and Studies and exercises (Blues) under individual musical instruments and families of instruments
African Americans--Music
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Folk music--United States
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Popular music
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Rhythm and blues music
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Washboard band music
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Scope noteThis heading is assigned to blues with voice(s) or for two or more instrumentalists.
Found inNew Grove dict. of Amer. mus.: secular black-American folk music of the 20th century, which has a history and evolution separate from, but sometimes related to, that of jazz; until the end of World War II blues recordings had been classified and marketed as race records--this segregation contributed to the development of postwar rhythm-and-blues, a term free of racial connotations