Deep Blues A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta

ISBN-10: 0140062238
ISBN-13: 9780140062236
Edition: N/A
Authors: Robert Palmer
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Description: Blues is the cornerstone of American popular music, the bedrock of rock and roll. In this extraordinary musical and social history, Robert Palmer traces the odyssey of the blues from its rural beginnings, to the steamy bars of Chicago's South Side,  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 7/29/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Blues is the cornerstone of American popular music, the bedrock of rock and roll. In this extraordinary musical and social history, Robert Palmer traces the odyssey of the blues from its rural beginnings, to the steamy bars of Chicago's South Side, to international popularity, recognition, and imitation. Palmer tells the story of the blues through the lives of its greatest practitioners: Robert Johnson, who sang of being pursued by the hounds of hell; Muddy Waters, who electrified Delta blues and gave the music its rock beat; Robert Lockwood and Sonny Boy Williamson, who launched the King Biscuit Time radio show and brought blues to the airwaves; and John Lee Hooker, Ike Turner, B. B. King, and many others. Book jacket.

Prologue: "It Wasn't No Big Money, but We's Doin' It"
Beginnings
Heart Like Railroad Steel
Mojo Hand
Chicago Pep
King Biscuit Time
I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
Kings of Rhythm
Epilogue: The World Boogie
Discography
Bibliography
Index

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