Deep blues

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Penguin Books, 1981 - Music - 310 pages
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Blues is the cornerstone of American popular music, the bedrock of rock and roll. In this extraordinary musical and social history, Robert Palmer traces the odyssey of the blues from its rural beginnings, to the steamy bars of Chicago's South Side, to international popularity, recognition, and imitation. Palmer tells the story of the blues through the lives of its greatest practitioners: Robert Johnson, who sang of being pursued by the hounds of hell; Muddy Waters, who electrified Delta blues and gave the music its rock beat; Robert Lockwood and Sonny Boy Williamson, who launched the King Biscuit Time radio show and brought blues to the airwaves; and John Lee Hooker, Ike Turner, B. B. King, and many others. Book jacket.

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Review: Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta

User Review  - Keith Bell - Goodreads

Wow!! Dug this out after hearing a reference to the book on Robert Barclay's Blues program, "The Juke Joint" on WCMU radio. (Tune in Sunday nights from 8p-11p, it's worth the listen.) Been more than 20yrs since I read it the first time. Great history of Delta and Chicago Blues. Read full review

Review: Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta

User Review  - Jeremy Brown - Goodreads

Blues fans should absolutely read this book. I finished it several months ago, and what sticks in my memory is that the book pivots from a cultural-ethno-historical exploration of blues roots to ... Read full review

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This page is about the culture of Blues. The Deep Blues. The Juke Joint, The Art, The Photography, The Road Trip, The Artists, The Players both Old School ... deepblues.html

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There's an earthy, mystical quality to blues music as practiced by the ageing stars of Mississippi's Fat Possum Records. - The Age Online news/ Music/ Deep-blues/ 2005/ 01/ 13/ 1105423569370.html

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About the author (1981)

Robert Palmer was the New York Times's first full-time rock writer and chief pop critic (1976-1988) and has been a contributing editor at Rolling Stone since the early seventies. He has taught courses in American music at Yale, Carnegie-Mellon, Bowdoin, the University of Mississippi, and Brooklyn College, where he was the first Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Studies in American Music to teach and write a musicological monograph on rock and roll. He is the author of Deep Blues and other books, and served as writer and music director for two award-winning documentary films, The World According to John Coltrane and Deep Blues. Since producing the latter film's sound track CD for Atlantic Records, he has produced a number of raw juke joint blues CDs for the Fat Possum label, winning a number of polls and awards. He acted as the chief advisor to the ten-part WGBH/BBC series.