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Delta Blues

The Life And Times Of The Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

By Ted Gioia

The definitive account of how the rough sounds of the Mississippi Delta changed the course of American popular music.

The blues grew out of the plantations and prisons, the swampy marshes and fertile cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta. With original research and keen insights, Ted Gioia—the author of a landmark study of West Coast jazz and the critically acclaimed The History of Jazz—brings to life the stirring music of the Delta, evoking the legendary figures who shaped its sound and ethos: Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, and others. Tracing the history of the Delta blues from the field hollers and plantation music of the nineteenth century to the exploits of modern-day musicians in the Delta tradition, Delta Blues tells the full story of this timeless and unforgettable music. No cultural force boasts such humble origins or such world-conquering reverberations. In this evocative rags-to-riches tale, Gioia shows how the sounds of the Delta altered the course of popular music in America and in the world beyond. 38 illustrations

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Format: Book
Author: Gioia, Ted
Summary: The definitive account of how the rough sounds of the Mississippi Delta--from legendary greats Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, and others--changed the course of American popular music.
Title: Delta blues : the life and times of the Mississippi Masters who revolutionized American music / Ted Gioia ; artwork by Neil Harpe.
Publisher Date: New York : W. W. Norton, c2008.
Subject: Blues (Music) -- Mississippi -- History and criticism
Isbn: 9780393062588 (hardcover) 0393062589 (hardcover)
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Format: Book
Author: Gioia, Ted
Summary: The definitive account of how the rough sounds of the Mississippi Delta--from legendary greats Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, B. B. King, and others--changed the course of American popular music.
Title: Delta blues : the life and times of the Mississippi Masters who revolutionized American music / Ted Gioia ; artwork by Neil Harpe.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : W. W. Norton, c2008.
Description: xiii, 449 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Blues (Music) -- Mississippi -- History and criticism
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 401-426), discography (p. 417-422) and index.
Contents: The blues and the old kingdoms -- Where the southern cross the dog -- Dockery's plantation -- Parchman prison -- Hard time killin' floor -- Hellhound on my trail -- I'm a rolling stone -- Hooker's boogie -- Smokestack lightnin' -- Riding with the King -- The blues revival.
LCCN: 2008009412
ISBN: 9780393062588 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0393062589 (hardcover)
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Call Number: 781.643097624 Gio