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Meeting The Blues
     

Meeting The Blues

by Alan Govenar
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306806414
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
08/21/1995
Edition description:
1st Da Capo Press ed
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.99(w) x 11.97(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

NORMA MILLER got her start as a professional dancer as a teenager, when she was invited to join the swing dance troupe, Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. By the late 1930s, the Lindy Hoppers were internationally renowned. In 2003, the National Endowment for the Arts honored Norma Miller with a National Heritage Fellowship, the highest form of federal recognition for folk and traditional artists in America. Norma Miller lives in Florida, where she continues to teach, choreograph, dance, and "swing, baby, swing!"

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