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“All my love’s in vain”: the language of the blues

The following is an extract from The Blues: A Very Short Introduction by Elijah Wald (OUP 2010). Plagiarism? Even the greatest blues songwriters have seen no harm in reworking each other’s phrases. As with hip-hop sampling, the idea is to create something unique and new by a combination of borrowing, reworking, and adding original touches—with […]

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