The moan within the tone: African retentions in rhythm and blues saxophone style in Afro-American popular music

@article{Miller1995TheMW,
  title={The moan within the tone: African retentions in rhythm and blues saxophone style in Afro-American popular music},
  author={Douglas George Miller},
  journal={Popular Music},
  year={1995},
  volume={14},
  pages={155-174}
}
  • D. Miller
  • Published 1 May 1995
  • Art
  • Popular Music
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