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Meeting the Blues

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Z.Z. Hill, Albert Collins, Leadbelly, Mance Lipscomb, Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Lightnin'" Hopkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, Charlie Christian, Charles Brown, "Cleanhead" Vinson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Johnny Winter, Clifton Chenier, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, B.B. King, "T-Bone" Walker, Lowell Fulsom--these are just a few of the many Texas blues makers pictured and profiled in Alan Govenar's Meeting the Blues, a book that not only vividly documents the rise of Texas blues, but also gives it life through ...

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Z.Z. Hill, Albert Collins, Leadbelly, Mance Lipscomb, Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Lightnin'" Hopkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, Charlie Christian, Charles Brown, "Cleanhead" Vinson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Johnny Winter, Clifton Chenier, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, B.B. King, "T-Bone" Walker, Lowell Fulsom--these are just a few of the many Texas blues makers pictured and profiled in Alan Govenar's Meeting the Blues, a book that not only vividly documents the rise of Texas blues, but also gives it life through the words of the men and women who sing the lyrics and play the music. With more than 200 rare and new photographs, a selected discography of blues recordings, and oral histories from almost everyone involved with creating the Texas sound, Meeting the Blues is an unforgettable chronicle of one of America's richest and most exciting music scenes.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780878336234
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/1988
  • Pages: 248

Table of Contents

Starting Out 1
Dallas and Fort Worth 9
Houston 75
Beaumont, Port Arthur & Orange 141
The Move to California 165
San Antonio, Corpus Christi, & The Rio Grande Valley 201
Austin 207
Discography 234
Acknowledgements 237
Index 238
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