Chasin' That Devil Music

Chasin' That Devil Music

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by Gayle Dean Wardlow
     
 
(Book). Chasin' That Devil Music Searching for the Blues presents the results of extensive research by a blues scholar who has researched the artists on old 78 RPM records to uncover their stories. Includes rare interviews and the actual songs which are on the CD included with each book.

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(Book). Chasin' That Devil Music Searching for the Blues presents the results of extensive research by a blues scholar who has researched the artists on old 78 RPM records to uncover their stories. Includes rare interviews and the actual songs which are on the CD included with each book.

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Booknews
The author is one of the key figures in the efforts, begun in the 1960s, of ethnomusicologists and blues enthusiasts to search the Mississippi Delta for the forgotten blues musicians who originally recorded in the 1920s and '30s. This anthology of his writings, much of it originally done for small blues magazines and liner notes of reissue albums, but also including some new work, presents a wealth of information available nowhere else. The same can also be said of the recordings on the enclosed CD, which are taken from rare discs in the author's private collection. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879305529
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,246,132
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.81(d)

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Chasin' That Devil Music 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The author, in a series of short articles previously written for Blues magazines and record album liner notes, discusses his search for old blues records and old bluesman in the Delta area during the 1960-1970's. Great biographical infromation, interviews with old bluesmen. Really brings the times (1925-1950) to life and turns artists who were only names on old records to life as real people. If you really like old pre-WW2 blues, this is a great book. Facinating. The enclosed CD has lots of great old blues, but most are availible in previous reissues. Still a great 'listening' disc.