Deep South: The Story of the Blues


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The book: Emerging from the chants of the slaves in the southern states, the blues became one of the most important elements of popular music genres like jazz, rock ’n’ roll, and soul. The earBOOK Deep South: The Story of the Blues, tells the story of this moving music genre from its beginnings until today. The author illuminates the most significant forms of the blues, its most influential artists, and its connections to other musical styles. Structured in four chapters with compact information as well as fascinating images, and four related music CDs, Deep South: The Story of the Blues is an entertaining and informative overview of the development of this musical genre. The music: Featuring Lead Belly, Son House, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Lonnie Johnson, Eddie Lang, Bessie Smith, Meade Lux Lewis, and John Mayallà.


Peter Boelke started his career as a journalist in Berlin. Later he moved to Hamburg where he worked for the famous German news magazine DER SPIEGEL. For nearly 30 years he worked as a member and later as the chief of the magazine's economics department. From there, the passionate jazz enthusiast went on to write on his favorite subject for several well-known music magazines, meeting numerous jazz musicians along the way, including Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Tony Scott, Dave Brubeck, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Herbie Hancock, and Wynton Marsalis.


Pub Date: 2013
Format: CDs; Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 156 
Size: 11.00 x 11.00 inches

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