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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: a Musical Journey

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ISBN-10: 0060525444

ISBN-13: 9780060525446

Edition: 2003

Authors: Peter Guralnick, Robert Santelli, Holly George-Warren, Christopher John Farley

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Rock & roll, jazz, R&B, hip-hop: Without question, today's most popular sounds owe an incalculable debt to that uniquely American musical creation -- The Blues. But the powerful influence of the blues, with its dramatic, artful storytelling about the elemental experience of being alive, is found in the works of some of our most important literary voices as well. This volume -- a companion to the groundbreaking seven-part documentary series Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues -- represents a literary sampler every bit as vibrant and original and diverse as the films and music that inspired it. Included in this stunning collection are newly commissioned essays by David Halberstam, Hilton…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/16/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 7.94" wide x 8.00" long x 0.97" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English

Holly George-Warren is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller The Road to Woodstock (with Michael Lang), Public Cowboy #1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry , Punk 365 , and a dozen other books. The two-time Grammy nominee has written for such publications as Rolling Stone , the New York Times , The Village Voice , and Entertainment Weekly . Coeditor of The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll , she served as the editorial director of Rolling Stone Press for eight years. She lives in upstate New York.

Writing About the Blues: The Process
An Introductory Note
A Century of the Blues
"The St. Louis Blues"
"We Wear the Mask"
"Stones in My Passway"
"Dream Boogie"
"You Know I Love You"
"Prisoner's Talking Blues"
Feel Like Going Home
Son House: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
"Hellhound on My Trail"
The Blues Avant-Garde
The Levee-Camp Holler
Muddy Waters: August 31, 1941
A Riff on Reading Sterling Plumpp's Poetry
Thank God for Robert Johnson
Howlin' Wolf
Jim Dickinson and His Son Luther on Coming of Age in the North Mississippi Hill Country
Why I Wear My Mojo Hand
Ali Farka Toure: Sound Travels
French Talking Blues
Warming by the Devil's Fire
Bessie Smith: Who Killed the Empress?
"Ma Rainey"
A Night With Bessie Smith
Billie Holiday
Early Downhome Blues Recordings
Let's Get Drunk and Truck: A Guide to the Party Blues
Remembering Robert Johnson
The Devil's Son-in-Law
Hoboing With Big Joe
The Little Church
Down at the Cross
Redemption Song
"I (Too) Hear America Singing"
The Road to Memphis
Furry's Blues
Recalling Beale Street in Its Glory
Bobby "Blue" Bland: Love Throat of the Blues
"The River's Invitation"
On the Road with Louis Armstrong
Sam Phillips on Gutbucket Blues
Wolf Live in '65
The Soul of a Man
Visionary Blindness: Blind Lemon Jefferson and Other Vision-Impaired Bluesmen
"Blind Willie McTell"
Locating Lightnin'
Henry Thomas: Our Deepest Look at the Roots
Janie and Tea Cake
Photographer Peter Amft on J.B. Lenoir
Driving Mr. James
Clifford Antone on Livin' and Lovin' the Blues
Jimmie Vaughan on Being Born into the Blues
Somethin' That Reach Back in Your Life
Goofathers and Sons
Muddy, Wolf, and Me: Adventures in the Blues Trade
Chicago Pep
Memphis Minnie and the Cutting Contest
Happy New Year! With Memphis Minnie
Big Bill and Studs: A Friendship for the Ages
Chicago Blues, Sixties Style
Getting a Hit Blues Record
And It's Deep, Too
Between Muddy and the Wolf: Guitarist Hubert Sumlin
Me and Big Joe
Photographer Peter Amft on Chicago Bluesmen
Buddy Guy Arrives in Chicago
The Gift
How I Met My Husband
Red, White and Blues
A Conversation With Eric Clapton
Big Bill Broonzy: Key to the Highway
The First Time I Met the Blues
The Rolling Stones Come Together
My Blues Band: The Rolling Stones
Piano Blues and Beyond
Our Ladies of the Keys: Blues and Gone
On Learning to Play the Blues
Ray Charles Discovers the Piano
Finding Professor Longhair
Dr. John and Joel Dorn on New Orleans Piano Styles
Marcia Ball on Big Easy Blues
Chris Thomas King's Twenty-First-Century Blues
Shemekia Copeland on Her Melting-Pot Blues
My Journey to the Blues
The Blues Is the Blood
Blues: The Footprints of Popular Music
Attributions and Sources
Photo Credits