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The Big Book of Blues: A Biographical Encyclopedia
     

The Big Book of Blues: A Biographical Encyclopedia

by Robert Santelli
 
This new edition of the ultimate reference book for blues lovers by renowned music authority Robert Santelli contains more than 650 entries profiling every important blues artist-from Bessie Smith to Koko Taylor, Charlie Patton to Robert Cray, Blind Willie McTell to Stevie Ray Vaughn. Each biographical sketch is concise and informative, going beyond basic

Overview

This new edition of the ultimate reference book for blues lovers by renowned music authority Robert Santelli contains more than 650 entries profiling every important blues artist-from Bessie Smith to Koko Taylor, Charlie Patton to Robert Cray, Blind Willie McTell to Stevie Ray Vaughn. Each biographical sketch is concise and informative, going beyond basic biographical data and discographies to include a discussion of the artist's style, musical contribution, and "essential listening"-the recordings you must go to if you want to hear that person's best work. Existing entries have been completely updated, and fifty new entries have been added. This one-of-a-kind, richly informative guide will be a beloved and much-used reference for blues aficionados and new listeners alike for years to come.

Author Biography: Robert Santelli is a music journalist and former director of education at the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame. He is the director of public programs at Seattle's recently opened Experience Music Project, a foundation and museum that celebrates rock-and-roll and popular music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141001456
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 8.96(h) x 1.26(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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