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Bill Wyman's [blues Odyssey]

By Bill Wyman

In this evocative and intensely personal history of the blues, Bill Wyman pays tribute to the musicians who inspired him and whose music he took around the world as a member of the Rolling Stones. The starting point of Bill's Odyssey is the journey of African slaves to the plantations of America's Deep South. We follow their descendants as they walk, travel the highways, and ride the railroads out of the Delta and the troubled South via Memphis to the northern cities of Chicago and St. Louis. But this is no superficial history: Bill Wyman's in-depth odyssey reveals a society where poverty and injustice as well as love and faith, found their expression in a musical style that gave birth to rock 'n' roll. Location shots of smoky juke joints, railroad stations, and endless highways combine with richly detailed maps to bring the Blues alive. Feature spreads with previously unpublished photographs from Bill Wyman's personal archive showcase 40 Blues legends from Robert Johnson to John Lee Hooker, telling the story of their fascinating and often troubled lives. Bill Wyman is a legend in his own right. He has known and played with many of the Blues legends, and his personal knowledge and unprecedented access give this book an authenticity that is almost impossible to match.

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Book

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  • 781.643 Wym, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2001

ISBN

0789480468


Format: Book
Author: Wyman, Bill
Title: Bill Wyman's [blues odyssey] / written by Bill Wyman with Richard Havers.
Publisher Date: London ; New York : DK Pub., 2001.
Subject: Blues (Music) -- History and criticism Rhythm and blues music -- History and criticism
Isbn: 0789480468 (alk. paper) 0751334421
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System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: 781.643 Wym
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Bib Id: 168261

Format: Book
Author: Wyman, Bill
Title: Bill Wyman's [blues odyssey] / written by Bill Wyman with Richard Havers.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Publisher, Date: London ; New York : DK Pub., 2001.
Description: 400 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Blues (Music) -- History and criticism
Subjects: Rhythm and blues music -- History and criticism
Other Author: Havers, Richard
Other Title: Blues odyssey
Other Title: Bill Wyman's blues odyssey
Notes: Includes discographies and index.
LCCN: 2001037200
ISBN: 0789480468 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0751334421
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: 781.643 Wym