Portrait of the Blues

Portrait of the Blues

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The story of Blues music is the story of musicians meeting in bars, playing for a meal, taking trains to strange places with a guitar and the clothes they stand up in, and working in automobile factories or paint shops to make a living. Some even made it big, to the bright lights, recording studios, and television screens around the world. This is that story, told in a unique collection of first-hand interviews with John Lee Hooker, BB King, Buddy Guy and many more legendary names. Along with the pictures of world-famous photographer Val Wilmer, taken over the last thirty years in the American rural south and urban Blues centres like Chicago, New Orleans and Memphis, these are the people and places that made the Blues.... Tenn) Taylor, born Cora Walton, sang Gospel songs at church, but developed a taste for Blues listening to the Memphis-based WDIA radio station. ... a#39;Wang Dang Doodleaquot; was Chessa#39; last real chart success in the Blues field, and as the labela#39;s sales suffered in the late Sixties, so did Taylor. ... and for inspiring his more extrovert younger brother Stevie Ray, who would become the major trailblazer for the Blues in the Eighties. ... Ace (no connection with the UK label of the same name).

Title:Portrait of the Blues
Publisher: - 1997


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