Product ID: 21628 $56.99
Available 2020/07/28 Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
11.0 X 10.0 in 272 pg
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Blues
Charting the history of the blues from its rural roots
in the American South, and focusing on the key
musicians and singers who brought it recognition
worldwide, The Blues: A Visual History is a unique and fully
illustrated account of the development of the blues. This
deceptively simple, 12-bar musical form has become the
common denominator that has driven the popular music of
the last hundred years. As John Lee Hooker put it: “The music
we play . . . that music is the roots. Rock music, everything else,
is like a branch on the same tree. It all comes from the Blues.”
Mike Evans is a musician, editor, and author whose books include the best selling Elvis: A Celebration, and Ray Charles: The Birth of Soul. Consultant editor Robert Gordon is a Grammy Award–winning writer and filmmaker specializing in the music of the American south, and Scott Barretta is a blues specialist writer, broadcaster, and lecturer. Robert Gordon has been writing about Memphis music and history for thirty years and is the author of It Came from Memphis, Can’t Be Satisfied, The King on the Road, and The Elvis Treasures. He won a Grammy in 2011 for his liner notes to the Big Star box set, Keep an Eye on the Sky. His film work includes producing and directing the documentary Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story for PBS’s Great Performances. Gordon lives in Memphis.