Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This illustrated guide to the blues and blues-makers is the perfect all-purpose guide for novice and enthusiast alike. The Blues traces the roots of this indigenous American music from its origins in the South, through its great popularity throughout the U.S. and around the world. Illustrated with rare photographs throughout. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: "The Blues" traces the roots of this indigenous American music from its origins in the South through its great popularity throughout the U.S. and around the world. Includes an A-Z directory of blues musicians, photos on nearly every page, and a four-page timeline, covering 1912 to 1992.
Review: Tony Russell's opus is an elegantly produced, lavishly illustrated paean to blues artists, blues legends, and the history of the blues. Richly enhanced by hundreds of historic black-and- white photographs as well as color photographic portraits, Russell's text exudes his knowledge of and enthusiasm for his subject. He maps the progression of the blues in a Blues Time chart, from the first publication of blues compositions ("Memphis Blues" by W.C. Handy and "Dallas Blues" by Hart Wand in 1912) to the deaths of Willie Dixon and Albert King and the opening of First House of Blues in Los Angeles in 1992, and he writes about its history, from early 1900s roots, through nine stages of blues development, to modern times.
Russell profiles 24 blues legends, such as Leadbelly, Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Bessie Smith, and Howlin' Wolf, recounting their lives, musical accomplishments, and recordings. And there's an A to Z of blues artists, from Texas Alexander (1900-1954) to Zora Young (born 1948), that provides biographical sketches and a musical analysis of close to 400 blues virtuosos. In addition, Russell includes a selection of 55 milestone recordings, from Blind Blake's "Ragtime Guitar's Foremost Fingerpicker" to Big Joe Williams's "Shake Your Boogie." With a calendar of United States and European Blues festivals, an appendix of blues biography, history, and discography books, and a decent index, Russell's Blues volume is a useful reference and a visually beautiful tribute to the blues. --Stephanie Gold
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Books, 1997. Buchzustand: Fair. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP87166425
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Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Books, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. 1997. HEAVY COVER WEAR. An acceptable ex-library hardcover with some usual markings blacked out. Pages are clean. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed; showing cardboard. Dust jacket is smudged, and is covered in mylar. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000202941
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Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0028648625 Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Small hole punched in front gutter of spine halfway down. Contains academic or public library markings. Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Hardcover lacking the Dust Jacket. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU1035338
Buchbeschreibung Simon & Schuster Books, 1997. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020028648625
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