The Blues: A Visual History: 100 Years of Music That Changed the World (Hardcover)

The Blues: A Visual History: 100 Years of Music That Changed the World By Mike Evans, Scott Barretta (Editor), Robert Gordon (Editor) Cover Image
By Mike Evans, Scott Barretta (Editor), Robert Gordon (Editor)
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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."
  • 350 stunning photographs and illustrations
  • A wealth of archive photography
  • Rare graphic memorabilia
  • Foreword by Marshall Chess, veteran record producer with his family's legendary Chicago rhythm-and-blues label, Chess Records
Author 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780764359750
ISBN-10: 0764359754
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Publication Date: July 28th, 2020
Pages: 272
Language: English