Escaping the Delta Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues

ISBN-10: 0060524278
ISBN-13: 9780060524272
Edition: 2004
Authors: Elijah Wald
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Elijah Wald is a musician who teaches blues history at UCLA. His books include How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll, Global Minstrels, and Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The World that Johnson Knew
What is Blues?
Race Records: Blues Queens, Crooners, Street Singers, and Hokum
What the Records Missed
Hollers, Moans, and "Deep Blues"
The Mississippi Delta: Life and Listening
Robert Johnson
A Life Remembered
The Music
First Sessions, Part one: Going for some Hits
First Sessions, Part Two: Reaching Back
Second Sessions: The Professional
The Legacy
The Blues Roll on
Jump Shouters, Smooth Trios, and Down-Home Soul
The Blues Cult: Primitive Folk Art and the Roots of Rock
Farther on up the Road: Wherefore and Whither the Blues
Afterthought: So What About the Devil?
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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