During 2003, the Year of the Blues, there will be diverse events throughout the country, including Martin Scorsese's seven-part film series that will travel to many museums. A lively history, "Nothing But the Blues is richly illustrated with rare photographs of the musicians, promoters, and venues, as well as record labels, posters and ads. The kind of insider knowledge found in this book offers unprecedented insights about this rich musical tradition that includes genres from jug-band to soul and rock 'n roll.
"Nothing But the Blues is a gorgeous object, packed full of rare photographs and written by a virtual who's who of blues experts." -- Boston Globe "Extensively illustrated, comprehensive volume...Cohn does full justice to this rich and vibrant chapter of American history." -- Publishers Weekly "Lavishly illustrated, well researched, and written in a lively style, this book should become a standard on the topic." -- Library Journal
Foreword: B. B. King Preface: Lawrence Cohn 1. Workin on the Building: Roots and Influences by Samuel Charters 2. Goin Up the Country: Blues in Texas and the Deep South by David Evans 3. Country Girls, Classic Blues, and Vaudeville Voices: Women and the Blues by Richard K. Spottswood 4. Holy Blues: The Gospel Tradition by Mark A. Humphrey 5. Bright Lights, Big City: Urban Blues by Mark A. Humphrey 6. Truckin My Blues Away: East Coast Piedmont Styles by Bruce Bastin 7. A Lighter Shade of Blue: White Country Blues by Charles Wolfe 8. Dont Leave Me Here: Non-commercial Blues: The Field Trips, 1924-60 by John H. Cowley 9. Jump Steady: The Roots of R & B by Barry Pearson 10. I Once Was Lost, But Now Im Found: The Blues Revival of the 1960s by Jim ONeal 11. Standing at the Crossroads: The Blues Today by Mary Katherine Aldin Discography: Lawrence Cohn Bibliography: Lawrence Cohn Index
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st September 1999
Publisher: Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.7 x 21.6
Weight (kg): 1.55