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Martin Scorsese presents the blues : a musical journey

Author: Peter Guralnick; Martin Scorsese; et al
Publisher: New York : Amistad, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A companion to the PBS-TV series presents an impressionistic portrait of the blues as viewed by seven famous directors, in a collection of photographs, historical and personal essays, and interviews.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Guralnick; Martin Scorsese; et al
ISBN: 0060525444 9780060525446 0060525452 9780060525453
OCLC Number: 52937841
Notes: "A companion book to the PBS documentary series Martin Scorsese presents the blues: a musical journey"--Intro.
Description: 287 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 21 cm.
Contents: A century of the blues / Robert Santelli --
The St. Louis Blues / W. C. Handy --
We wear the mask / Paul Laurence Dunbar --
Stones in my passway / Robert Johnson --
Dream boogie / Langston Hughes --
You know I love you / Lou Willie Turner --
Feel like going home / Martin Scorsese --
Prisoner's talking blues / Robert Pete Williams --
Son House / Christopher John Farley --
Hellhound on my trail / Robert Johnson --
The Blues Avant-Garde / Luc Sante --
The Levee-camp holler / Alan Lomax --
Muddy Waters / Robert Gordon --
A riff on reading Sterling Plumpp's poetry / John Edgar Wideman --
Thank god for Robert Johnson / Elmore Leonard --
Howlin' Wolf / Greg Tate --
Jim Dickinson and his son Luther on coming of age in the North Mississippi hill country --
Why I wear my mojo hand / Robert Palmer --
Ali Farka Tuore: sound travels / Farley --
French talking blues / Catherine Nedonchelle --
Warming by the devil's fire / Charles Burnett --
Bessie Smith / Farley --
Ma Rainey / Sterling Brown --
A night with Bessie Smith / Carl Van Vechten --
Billie Holiday / Hilton Als --
Early downhome b lues recordings / Jeff Todd Titon --
Let's get drunk and truck: a guide to the party blues / James Marshall --
Remembering Robert Johnson / Johnny Shines --
The devil's son-in-law / Ralph Ellison --
Hoboing with Big Joe / David "Honeyboy" Edwards --
The little church / William Faulkner --
Down at the cross / James Baldwin --
Redemption songn / W. E. B. Du Bois --
The Road to Memphis / Richard Pearce --
Furry's blues / Stanley Booth --
Recalling Beale Street in its glory / Will Shade --
Bobby "Blue" Bland [Bobby Bland]: love throat of the blues / Robert Gordon --
The river's invitation / Percy Mayfield --
On the road with Louis Armstrong / David Halberstam --
Sam Phillips on gutbucket blues --
Wolf live in '65 / Robert Palmer --
The soul of a man / Wim Wenders --
Visionary blindness: Blind Lemon Jefferson and other vision-impaired bluesmen / Farley --
Blind Willie McTell / Bob Dylan --
Locating Lightnin' / Samuel Charters --
Henry Thomas: our deepest look at the roots / Mack McCormick --
Janie and Tea Cake / Zora Neale Hurston --
Photographer Peter Amft on J. B. Lenoir --
Driving Mr. James / John Szwed --
Clifford Antone on livin' and lovin' the blues --
Jimmie Vaughan on being born into the blues --
John Lee Hooker --
Godfathers and sons / Marc Levine --
Muddy, Wolf, anad me: adventures in the blues trade / Peter Wolf --
Chicago pep / Robert Palmer --
Memphis Minnie and the cutting contest / Farley --
Happy new year with Memphis Minnie / Langston Hughes --
Big Bill / Studs Terkel and Jeff Scheftel --
Chicago blues, sixties style / Charters --
Getting a hit blues record / Willie Dixon (with Don Snowdon) --
Toure --
Between Muddy and the Wolf: guitarist Hubert Sumlin / Paul Trynka --
Me and Big Joe / Michael Bloomfield (with S. Summerville) --
Peter Amft on Chicago bluesmen --
Buddy Guy arrives in Chicago / Trynka --
The Gift / Paul Oscher --
How I met my husband / Suzan-Lori Parks --
Red, white and blues / Mike Figgis --
Eric Clapton / Peter Guralnick --
Big Bill Broonzy / Farley --
Val Wilmer --
The Rolling Stones / Stanley Booth, Richard Hell --
Piano blues and beyond / Clint Eastwood --
Our ladies of the keys / Farley --
On learning to play the blues / Otis Spann --
Powerhouse / Eudora Welty --
Ray Charles discovers the piano / Michael Lydon --
Finding Professor Longhair / Jerry Wexler --
Dr. John and Joel Dorn on New Orleans piano styles --
Marcia Ball on Big Easy blues --
Chris Thomas King's 21st century blues / Swenson --
Shemekia Copeland on her melting pot blues --
Anthony DeCurtis --
David Ritz --
Blues: the footprints of popular music / Chuck D --
Contributors, credits.
Other Titles: Blues
Martin Scorsese presents the blues (Television program)
Responsibility: edited by Peter Guralnick ... [et al.] ; preface by Martin Scorsese ; foreword by Alex Gibney ; afterword by Chuck D.
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"A must for any real blues fan." -- Chicago Sun-Times "A literary sampler as vibrant and original as the films and music that inspired it." -- The Times (Shreveport, LA) "Read the book ... essential Read more...

 
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