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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: A Musical Journey

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Publisher Comments:

A companion to the groundbreaking PBS documentary series, this volume is a unique and timeless celebration of the blues, from writers and artists as esteemed and revered as the music that moved them.

Included in this stunning collection are

  • Essays by David Halberstam, Hilton Als, Suzan-Lori Parks, Elmore Leonard, Luc Sante, John Edgar Wideman, and many others
  • Timeless archival pieces by writers such as Stanley Booth, Paul Oliver, and Mack McCormick
  • Evocative color illustrations and rare vintage photography
  • Illuminating and in-depth conversations and portraits of musicians, ranging from Robert Johnson and Bessie Smith to John Lee Hooker and Eric Clapton
  • Lyrics of legendary blues compositions
  • Personal essays by the series directors Martin Scorsese, Charles Burnett, Richard Pearce, Wim Wenders, Marc Levin, Mike Figgis, and Clint Eastwood
  • Excerpts from literary masters James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Eudora Welty, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and William FaulknerTracing the art form's path from juke joints, house parties, and recording studios to musicians such as Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles, Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues proves, in the words of Willie Dixon, "The blues are the roots; every-thing else is the fruits."

About the Author

Peter Guralnick is the author of numerous seminal works of music and popular culture, including Searching for Robert Johnson and a two-volume biography of Elvis Presley. He lives in West Newbury, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060525453
Editor:
Guralnick, Peter
Editor:
Santelli, Robert
Editor:
George-Warren, Holly
Editor:
Guralnick, Peter
Editor:
Santelli, Robert
Author:
George-Warren, Holly
Author:
Guralnick, Peter
Author:
Santelli, Robert
Author:
by Peter Guralnick and Robert Santelli
Editor:
George-Warren, Holly
Publisher:
Amistad
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Blues
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Blues (music)
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-Blues and Rhythm and Blues
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20041102
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.09x7.96x.73 in. 1.71 lbs.

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