Synopses & Reviews
The influence of American blues music is deep, profound and worldwide. HEROES OF THE BLUES is a boxed set of 36 trading cards consisting of color portraits by celebrated artist Robert Crumb, with biographical information by music historian Stephen Calt on the reverse of each card. The shrink-wrapped set is housed in a sturdy, attractive gift box for permanent protection. Charley Patton, Memphis Minnie, Roosevelt Sykes, Son House, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Big Bill Broonzy, Barbecue Bob, Blind Willie McTell, Mississippi John Hurt, Cannon's Jug Stompers, and the Memphis Jug Band are among the many pioneer bluesmen and groups featured. Also included are two free bonus cards, which cross-promote Crumb's related ?Early Jazz Greats? and ?Pioneers of Country Music? card sets. Originally published in the 1980s, this collection from Denis Kitchen Publishing is a perennial best seller.