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All Music Guide to the Blues: The Experts' Guide to the Best Blues Recordings (2nd Ed)

Verlag: Backbeat Books, 1999
ISBN 10: 0879305487 / ISBN 13: 9780879305482
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Titel: All Music Guide to the Blues: The Experts' ...

Verlag: Backbeat Books

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

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Inhaltsangabe: For blues aficionados everywhere, this is a complete guide to the uniquely American world of the blues. The roots of the blues can be found in the turn-of-the-century Mississippi Delta, but today its reach extends into all kinds of music including rock, jazz, country, soul, and more. The blues is everywhere, on CD reissues and box sets, in small clubs and concerts, in movies and on TV - indeed, the influence of the blues extends throughout popular culture. However, anyone who wants to really explore the blues can face a daunting task when visiting a music store these days. Most well-stocked shops have a decent selection of blues recordings. But there are dozens of Lightnin' Hopkins CDs available; which are the good ones? Which one do you buy first? This book will steer you straight to the best releases for every artist and compilation listed. You'll also see the occasional "buyer beware alert, " so that you don't get stuck with an inferior CD or tape. Designed for devoted blues lovers and newcomers alike, this book explores the blues from the Mississippi Delta to modern electric blues and everything in between. Special features include biographies of more than 560 blues artists and groups; reviews and ratings of the best recordings of each performer - more than 2,600 in all; historical essays and "music maps" charting the roots and evolution of the blues, its styles, instruments, key artists, and more; special section on exploring the blues influence in jazz; and blues resources, including book reviews, magazine listings, record companies, and mail-order sources.

Vom Verlag: Series Synopsis: For fine-tuning an existing collection or exploring new musical territory, the easy-to-use, fun-to-browse All Music Guides lead you to thousands of first-rate recordings past and present, plus enlightening background on performers, styles, instruments, and more. Each guide provides:

* Album reviews and ratings-selected best recordings, with release dates, record labels, and ratings on a scale of one to five

* Experts' guidance-insights from hundreds of top music critics and journalists

* Artist profiles-intriguing capsule biographies of each musician or group, noting vital statistics, instruments, and styles; full portraits highlight major artists

* Incisive essays-explorations of the music's varying styles, roots and evolution, plus topics of special interest, such as history-making record labels

* "Music maps"-easy-to-read charts showing the development of styles, instruments, key players, vocalists, and more

* Special symbols-quick indications of essential recordings and recommended first buys

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