Little Blues Book

Little Blues Book

by Brian Robertson, R. Crumb
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Illustrations by R. Crumb. A collection of lyrics and lore that captures the very heart and soul of the blues. From Blind Lemon Jefferson to Alberta Hunter, dozens of blues masters offer words of wisdom on subjects including luck (both good and bad), love, loss, and the raw material of life.See more details below

Overview

Illustrations by R. Crumb. A collection of lyrics and lore that captures the very heart and soul of the blues. From Blind Lemon Jefferson to Alberta Hunter, dozens of blues masters offer words of wisdom on subjects including luck (both good and bad), love, loss, and the raw material of life.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In his Little Blues Book, Texas musician Brian "King Bee" Robertson retells the legends, and recalls the lyrics, of Son House, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Muddy Waters and other blues greats. Combining thumbnail sketches, quotations from various bluesmen and illustrations by R. Crumb, this primer sets out with unabashed nostalgia to win the blues a new generation of devotees.
School Library Journal
YARobertson says that this book is a "rambling through the flavor of the blues." Although not a heavy-duty academic study, it will be useful for research because it presents the words of blues artists from the past 70 years in America as they describe what the music means to them, and gives quotations from the lyrics. Artists represented include Lightnin' Hopkins, Leroy Carr, Koko Taylor, Muddy Waters, and Ma Rainey.Rebecca Burgee, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565121379
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >