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