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The Guinness Who's Who of Blues (Guinness who's who of popular music series)

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | The Guinness Who's Who of Blues (Guinness who's who of popular music series).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Colin Larkin(Editor)

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Covering blues musicians past and present, and containing entries by some of today's leading blues writers, this is a guide to the artists who shaped the blues and who have in turn affected the development of popular music in the 20th century. With Eric Clapton's return to his blues roots and the rise of musicians such as Robert Cray, Jeff Healey and Gary Moore, there has been renewed interest in blues music, as witnessed in the revival of John Lee Hooker's career with his album, "The Healer". The book includes profiles of guitarists such as Elmore James, T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and Albert Collins; singers such as Bessie Smith, Howlin' Wolf, Big Joe Turner and Koko Taylor; pianists Ray Charles and Fats Domino; and the legion of white musicians who have popularized the blues since the 1960s, including John Mayall, Johnny Winter, Peter Green, Paul Butterfield and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
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  • PDF | 320 pages
  • Colin Larkin(Editor)
  • Guinness World Records Limited (May 1993)
  • English
  • 5
  • Biography

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  • By Emma Gilles on 5 September 2016

    quick delivery, recommended

  • By Steve Temple on 24 December 2010

    Useful addition to your library and gives good potted histories of most of your blues artists. Was sorry to see that Lula/ Lula Reed didn't get a mention, and that lots of R&B artists were ignored, which makes me think that a seperate volume on R&B (40s, 50s, and 60s stuff) would be much appreciated, particularly by the mod contingent.I wasn't surprised by these omissions (too obscure, too specialised) but I was surprised that Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Zoot Money and Dr Feelgood were neglected, particularly as Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, Nine Below Zero, the Blues Band, and the Inmates were all included.Mustn't grumble - a handy little book which should keep me quiet for a while.

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