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Chicago Blues: Portraits and Stories (Music in American Life)

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Vignettesfrom both on and off the stage about the personalities of the Chicago blues scene today

Synopsis:

Through revealing portraits of selected local artists and slice-of-life vignettes drawn from the city's pubs and lounges, Chicago Blues encapsulates the sound and spirit of the blues as it is lived today. As a committed participant in the Chicago blues scene for more than a quarter century, David Whiteis draws on years of his observations and extensive interviews to paint a full picture of the Chicago blues world, both on and off the stage. In addition to portraits of blues artists he has personally known and worked with, Whiteis takes readers on a tour of venues like East of Ryan and the Starlight Lounge, home to artists such as Jumpin' Willie Cobbs, Willie D., and Harmonica Khan. He tells the stories behind the lives of past pioneers including Junior Wells, pianist Sunnyland Slim, and harpist Big Walter Horton, whose music reflects the universal concerns with love, loss, and yearning that continue to keep the blues so vital for so many.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252073090
Author:
Whiteis, David
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Author:
Whiteis, David G.
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
Blues (music)
Subject:
Blues musicians
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - U.S./Midwest
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Blues
Subject:
Blues musicians - Illinois - Chicago
Subject:
African Americans - Illinois - Chicago -
Subject:
PHOTOGRAPHY / General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Music in American Life
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 photographs
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.00 in

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"Synopsis" by , Through revealing portraits of selected local artists and slice-of-life vignettes drawn from the city's pubs and lounges, Chicago Blues encapsulates the sound and spirit of the blues as it is lived today. As a committed participant in the Chicago blues scene for more than a quarter century, David Whiteis draws on years of his observations and extensive interviews to paint a full picture of the Chicago blues world, both on and off the stage. In addition to portraits of blues artists he has personally known and worked with, Whiteis takes readers on a tour of venues like East of Ryan and the Starlight Lounge, home to artists such as Jumpin' Willie Cobbs, Willie D., and Harmonica Khan. He tells the stories behind the lives of past pioneers including Junior Wells, pianist Sunnyland Slim, and harpist Big Walter Horton, whose music reflects the universal concerns with love, loss, and yearning that continue to keep the blues so vital for so many.
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