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Unformatted text preview: an example of a traditional blues performer? 7. Sam Chatmon (1897-1983), Delta blues guitarist and singer, sings about a bumble bee. What is he really singing about? What does Lomax say that is indicative of this song and the blues? 8. How does Janie Hunter, born in 1918 on John’s Island, South Carolina, pass on the history and traditions of her family to her children and grandchildren? 9. How is the song American singer, coal miner, and trade unionist Nimrod Workman (1895-1994) sings an example of folk traditions? 10. Why is shape note singing, a kind of simplified musical notation, seen as a family affair? 11. The blues have evolved significantly over time, but its roots in folk music have not disappeared. What criteria do we still see in blues music? ....
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2011 for the course WOMEN AND 201 taught by Professor Matalana during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '11