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Blind Owl blues : the mysterious life and death of blues legend Alan Wilson

Author: Rebecca Davis, (Writer on music)
Publisher: [United States] : [Rebecca Davis?], [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [Second edition]View all editions and formats
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"This is the long-awaited story of Alan Wilson, musical genius and co-founder of Canned Heat. Biographer Rebecca Davis journeys through his artistic innovations, tormented personal life, obsessive love of nature, and mysterious death. A key figure in the 1960s 'blues revival,' Wilson participated in the rediscovery of Delta blues legend Son House, and wrote scholarly analyses of House and Robert Pete Williams. He  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Alan Wilson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Davis, (Writer on music)
ISBN: 9780615792989 0615792987
OCLC Number: 862231123
Notes: Previous edition: 2007.
Description: i, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Rebecca Davis.

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"This is the long-awaited story of Alan Wilson, musical genius and co-founder of Canned Heat. Biographer Rebecca Davis journeys through his artistic innovations, tormented personal life, obsessive love of nature, and mysterious death. A key figure in the 1960s 'blues revival,' Wilson participated in the rediscovery of Delta blues legend Son House, and wrote scholarly analyses of House and Robert Pete Williams. He went on to co-found pioneering blue-rock band Canned Heat, becoming an unlikely rock star. Known as 'Blind Owl,' he was responsible for the hit songs 'Going up the country' and 'On the road again'"--Back cover.

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