The first complete history of blues, from its African roots to the latest stylistic evolutions of the new millennium, in a new edition now featuring a whole section on Italian blues.
Blues is the adventure of the African Americans trying to shrug off slavery and find a new identity; the intimate voice of swing, bebop and even free jazz after the re-emergence of the darkest ghosts of the past back in the
This book talks about rural acoustic, urban, electric and rock blues. We meet well-known figures as well as hundreds of less prominent but equally significant figures who originated unimaginable stylistic ramifications and amazing stories to tell.
This new edition features a useful name index as well as a section on Italian blues, whose players have gained worldwide recognition and awards.