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Chicago Blues : Eddison Blues Books, 1. - Mike Rowe

Chicago Blues

Eddison Blues Books, 1.


Published: 1st April 1988
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Chicago has always had a reputation as a "wide open town" with a high tolerance for gangsters, illegal liquor, and crooked politicians. It has also been the home for countless black musicians and the birthplace of a distinctly urban blues--more sophisticated, cynical, and street-smart than the anguished songs of the Mississippi delta--a music called the Chicago blues. This is the history of that music and the dozens of black artists who congregated on the South and Near West Sides. Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Tampa Red, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Otis Rush, Sonny Boy Williamson, Junior Wells, Eddie Taylor--all of these giants played throughout the city and created a musical style that had imitators and influence all over the world.

Acknowledgementsp. 6
Foreword / 'What's He Singing?'p. 8
The Prewar Bluesp. 11
From Farm to Factoryp. 26
Sweet Home Chicagop. 40
The Aristocrat of Recordsp. 63
King of the Chicago Bluesp. 79
The Small Labelsp. 93
The Chess Setp. 126
The Peppiest in the Bizp. 153
Decline and Fallp. 165
The West Sidep. 174
Chicago Todayp. 206
Postscript / Why Chicago?p. 211
Sourcesp. 215
Chicago Blues Clubs in the '50sp. 216
Chicago RandB Hits 1945-59p. 217
Record Listingp. 219
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780306801457
ISBN-10: 0306801450
Series: Eddison Blues Books, 1.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 1st April 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.72  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1