Kenneth BaysIt's hard to imagine a more comprehensive blues resource than the newly available second edition of the Guide.... At 658 pages, the volume has room for virtually every artist ever to have a place in blues history.
Expanded to profile hundreds more artists and recordings, this crucial guide reviews and rates over 3,500 classic blues recordings. 30 charts.
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I reach for this book when I get a call to be a guest on radio shows to promote my book, "Forever Retro Blues." I've found the information in here easy to read and buff up on the blues. The essays are injoyable, and the history is the most complete on the blues I have found.