The Blues Route: From the Delta to California, a writer searches for America's purest music ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Hugh Merrill

The Blues Route: From the Delta to California, a writer searches for America's purest music

Garrett County Press
Publication date: January 2012
ISBN: 9781891053764
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Journalist Hugh Merrill takes us on a sweeping road trip in search of the distinctly American music known as the blues. Tracing blues culture from its beginning in rural Mississippi up through the Delta to Chicago and beyond, Merrill visits with legendary musicians such as Son Thomas, Koko Taylor, Son Seals, Valerie Wellington and Magic Slim. In fascinating interviews, Merrill uncovers wonderful stories about Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Jelly Roll Morton, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox and Ma Rainey. The trip dips into New Orleans as Merrill explores how the blues exploded in clubs and cribs, influencing dixieland, jazz and zydeco. A trip out west presents a lovely tour of the cocktail lounges of Oakland and Los Angeles and the guardians of the blues who live there. The Blues Route is an engrossing narrative, a book that celebrates not only the music but the continuing search for sympathy, understanding and affinity that the blues embodies.
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The Blues Route – Hugh Merrill

Koko Taylor, Chris Stratchwitz and other more widely known men of blues share a common voice in this book, which also weaves a unique narrative out of each of them. Their histories as blues players and writers come as a larger, more whole, African-American expression, but as Merrill travels from Mississipi to Chicago and further along the Blues Route of the Delta, individual and priceless anecdotes and laments are heard as one treads his journey. Merrill contributes very minimally personally, and lets the blues do the talking. Simple and direct, The Blues Route creates a raw understanding of the music which came quietly shining out of America’s least acceptable hour.
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The Blues Route: From the Delta to California, a writer searches for America's purest music PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Hugh Merrill
Garrett County Press, January 2012
ISBN: 9781891053764
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The Blues Route: From the Delta to California, a writer searches for America's purest music ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Hugh Merrill
Garrett County Press, January 2012
ISBN: 9781891053764
EAN:  2370004197609
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