Delta Blues

Delta Blues

The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

Book - 2008
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Analyzes the influence of Mississippi Delta music, tracing its rise from the plantation songs of the nineteenth century through the achievements of modern performers.
The definitive account of how the rough sounds of the Mississippi Delta--from legendary greats Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, and others--changed the course of American popular music.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2008], ©2008
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393337501
Branch Call Number: 781.643 Gi
Characteristics: xiii, 449 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plate : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Aug 31, 2013

If you love the blues you will love this book. Gioia digs deep into American soil for the essence of the old blues artists who created a unique art form. Reading this book makes me want to travel through the South looking for old juke joints and record shops. This is one of my favorite books about American music. Excellent.

Jul 09, 2012

excellent book. has all the old blues men from the delta. some even i haven't heard of. bit dry reading but excellent all the same.


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