Chicago blues : the city & the music

by Rowe, Mike.

Format: Print Book 1981
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 781.57 ROW
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Non-Fiction
Call Number  781.57 ROW
Chicago has always had a reputation as a "wide open town" with a high tolerance for gangsters, illegal liquor, and crooked politicians. It has also been the home for countless black musicians and the birthplace of a distinctly urban blues,more sophisticated, cynical, and street-smart than the anguished songs of the Mississippi delta,a music called the Chicago blues. This is the history of that music and the dozens of black artists who congregated on the South and Near West Sides. Muddy Waters, Big Bill Broonzy, Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Tampa Red, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, Otis Rush, Sonny Boy Williamson, Junior Wells, Eddie Taylor,all of these giants played throughout the city and created a musical style that had imitators and influence all over the world.
Foreword: 'What's he singing?'
The prewar Blues
From farm to factory
Sweet home Chicago
The aristocrat of records
King of the Chicago Blues
The small labels
The Chess set
The peppiest in the biz
Decline and fall
The West Side
Chicago today
Postscript: Why Chicago?
Chicago Blues clubs in the '50s
Chicago R&B hits 1949-59
Record listing.

Additional Information
Series Eddison blues books ; 1.
Subjects African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
Publisher New York, N.Y. :Da Capo Press,1981
Other Titles Chicago breakdown
Language English
Notes Reprint. Originally published: Chicago breakdown. London : Eddison Press, 1973. (Eddison blues books ; 1)
Description 226 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Notes Bibliography: page [215].
Includes discography and index.
ISBN 0306801450
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