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ISBN-10: 0252080998
ISBN-13: 9780252080999
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 10/20/2015
Dimensions: 9.90" L, 7.00" W, 1.30" H

Blues Unlimited: Essential Interviews from the Original Blues Magazine

Editor: Mark Camarigg
Editor: Mike Rowe
Foreword by: Tony Russell

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Price: $35.00

Overview

British blues fan Mike Leadbitter launched the magazine Blues Unlimited in 1963. The groundbreaking publication fueled the then-nascent, now-legendary blues revival that reclaimed seminal figures like Son House and Skip James from obscurity. Throughout its history, Blues Unlimited heightened the literacy of blues fans, documented the latest news and career histories of countless musicians, and set the standard for revealing long-form interviews. Conducted by Bill Greensmith, Mike Leadbitter, Mike Rowe, John Broven, and others, and covering a who’s who of blues masters, these essential interviews from Blues Unlimited shed light on their subjects while gleaning colorful detail from the rough and tumble of blues history. Here is Freddie King playing a string of one-nighters so grueling it destroys his car; five-year-old Fontella Bass gigging at St. Louis funeral homes; and Arthur Big Boy Crudup rising from life in a packing crate to music stardom. Here, above all, is an eyewitness history of the blues written in neon lights and tears, an American epic of struggle and transcendence, of Saturday night triumphs and Sunday morning anonymity, of clean picking and dirty deals. Featuring interviews with: Fontella Bass, Ralph Bass, Fred Below, Juke Boy Bonner, Roy Brown, Albert Collins, James Cotton, Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Joe Dean, Henry Glover, L.C. Green, Dr. Hepcat, Red Holloway, Louise Johnson, Floyd Jones, Moody Jones, Freddie King, Big Maceo Merriweather, Walter Mitchell, Louis Myers, Johnny Otis, Snooky Pryor, Sparks Brothers, Jimmy Thomas, Jimmy Walker, and Baby Boy Warren.

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"The musicians run the gamut from the well known (Albert Collins, Freddie King, Arthur Crudup) to the obscure... The University of Illinois Press is to be commended for making this material available once more, this time in permanent form."–Journal of Folklore Research
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ISBN-10: 0252080998
ISBN-13: 9780252080999
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 10/20/2015
Dimensions: 9.90" L, 7.00" W, 1.30" H
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