Jazz-Blues and Roots (new)
Jazz - Blues and Roots (new)
THL Mondays 1015-1215 fortnightly from 20th Jan (6 sessions)
A short course for the Spring Term of six two-hour sessions about the roots of jazz and rhythm and blues music. An introduction to the Afro-American (and other) roots of modern music using recordings and documentary film. The performances range from those collected in the field to some of the many recorded for the urban market in the twentieth century. We will cover early ‘Country’ Blues, Delta Blues, Chicago Blues, Gospel Music, Blues Legends and the African, Caribbean and Latin roots of the art that revolutionised popular music throughout the modern world.