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John Lee "Sonny Boy" Williamson ; the blues harmonica of Chicago's Bronzeville

Author: Mitsutoshi Inaba
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
Series: Roots of American music, folk, Americana, blues, and country.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mitsutoshi Inaba offers the first full-length biography of this key figure in the evolution of the Chicago blues. Interviews with Sonny Boy's family members and his last harmonica student provide new  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Sonny Boy Williamson; Sonny Boy Williamson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitsutoshi Inaba
ISBN: 9781442254428 1442254424
OCLC Number: 944394315
Description: xx, 213 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Learning the blues: Jackson, Tennessee: 1914-1937 --
Reaching new heights: St. Louis and Aurora, Illinois, 1937-1938 --
Windy City blues: Chicago, 1939-1941 --
The sound of Bronzeville: 1942-1948 --
The final days: 1948 --
Epilogue: Sonny Boy's legacy: 1948-present.
Series Title: Roots of American music, folk, Americana, blues, and country.
Responsibility: Mitsutoshi Inaba.

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Williamson, one of the well-known blues harmonica players and singers from the golden era of the blues, gets the royal treatment from musicologist Inaba, who elevates him as an American musical Read more...

 
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