MY CONTRIBUTION TO THE BLUES: JUST TELL IT

MY CONTRIBUTION TO THE BLUES: JUST TELL IT

by MERVYN HINDS
MY CONTRIBUTION TO THE BLUES: JUST TELL IT

MY CONTRIBUTION TO THE BLUES: JUST TELL IT

by MERVYN HINDS

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Overview

My Contribution to the Blues: A Journey Through Music, Struggles, and Hope" is a captivating memoir by Mervyn Hinds, a passionate musician whose life story intertwines with Blues music. This captivating book takes readers on a heartfelt journey through Hinds' experiences, spanning his formative years to his relentless pursuit of success in the world of Blues music. From his upbringing to his pursuit of success in the music industry, Hinds shares his experiences, including his time in Ottawa and encounters with influential figures like James Cotton and Sonny Terry. The book marks a pivotal moment as Hinds had to make a life-altering decision to move to Chicago – the Hub of Blues or stay with his wife in Ottawa in 1973.
The latter half of the book paints a vivid picture of Hinds' growth as a musician. He navigates financial hardships, finds friendship and mentorship in renowned musicians like Billy Branch, Louis Meyers, Dave Meyers, and Big Walter, and adapts to changing living conditions. Hinds' relentless dedication to his craft propels him forward. Determined to stay true to his passion, he resists the temptations and dangers of the city's underbelly, choosing to survive on his music alone and continue to evolve as an artist.
Throughout the book, Mervyn Hinds grapples with larger societal issues, including racism, the impact of politics on artistic expression, and the struggle for recognition and support for Blues music. He is the story of resilience, perseverance, and unwavering hope for the future of the Blues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781959484837
Publisher: MERVYN HINDS
Publication date: 07/19/2023
Pages: 108
Sales rank: 449,716
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)
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