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Early blues : the first stars of blues guitar

Author: Jas Obrecht
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since the early 1900s, blues and the guitar have traveled side by side. This book tells the story of their pairing from the first reported sightings of blues musicians, to the rise of nationally known stars, to the onset of the Great Depression, when blues recording virtually came to a halt. Like the best music documentaries, Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar interweaves musical history, quotes from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Sylvester Weaver; Papa Charlie Jackson; Blind Lemon Jefferson; Blind Willie McTell; Blind Willie Johnson; Lonnie Johnson; Mississippi John Hurt; Tampa Red; Mississippi John Hurt; Papa Charlie Jackson; Blind Lemon Jefferson; Blind Willie Johnson; Lonnie Johnson; Blind Willie McTell; Tampa Red; Mississippi John Hurt; Blind Lemon Jefferson; Tampa Red; Lonnie Johnson; Papa Charlie Jackson; Blind Willie Johnson; Sylvester Weaver; Blind Willie McTell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jas Obrecht
ISBN: 9780816698042 081669804X 9780816698059 0816698058
OCLC Number: 907650932
Description: xi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Sylvester Weaver : the first blues guitarist on record --
Papa Charlie Jackson : six-string stylist, flat-picking pioneer --
Blind Lemon Jefferson : popular from coast to coast --
Blind Blake : king of ragtime blues guitar --
Blind Willie McTell : Atlanta's twelve-string king --
Blind Willie Johnson : sublime gospel blues --
Lonnie Johnson : the era's most influential blues guitarist --
Mississippi John Hurt : songster and bluesman --
Tampa Red : "the guitar wizard".
Responsibility: Jas Obrecht.

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