He started by playing in a similar vein: Much of it is a numbing chronicle of who played with whom in which recording session, and reads more like a producer's diary than a journalistic narrative. The author never failed to name-drop the numerous towns where people came from or whose homky-tonks they frequented.
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He was then fifty-five years old. Approximate size, 5 x 7. Best general book about the blues I've read, so far. In this extraordinary musical and social history, Robert Palmer traces the odyssey of the blues from its rural beginnings, to the steamy bars of Chicago's South Side, to international popularity, recognition, and imitation But the book does not have enough to sustain the interest of readers with more general aims.
Aug 08, Rob Rogers rated it really liked it. This is an excellent read if you're not sure what to dig into first as far as blues music goes.
Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta
Palmer tells the story of the blues through the lives of its greatest practitioners: Press Release Distribution Sign in or sign up to upload your press release. Views Read Edit View history. Review our musician toolkit page. The teacher was a local blues musician "lil' rev" and he was fun, interesting and smokin' hot. Blues is the cornerstone of American popular music, the bedrock of rock and roll.
No eBook available Amazon. May 13, Donovan Foote rated it it was amazing Shelves: Deep blues Robert Palmer Penguin Books- Music - pages 2 Reviews Blues is the cornerstone of American popular music, the bedrock of rock and roll. If you like the blues, this is necessary. May 30, James Earle rated it liked it. It shows musicians from the Mississippi Delta and Hill Country in their element and in their prime. It took me way too long to get around to reading this.
Plus he had musicians come in and play during class. Less a history of the blues, and more focused on how a particular variety of them rose to prominence, Deep Blues follows several key musicians, the paths of migration for southern black men throughout the rober century, and the ways this music evolved and gained popularity.
As he writes about the many blues performers who contributed to the art, Palmer gets to the heart of things and communicates who they were, what they were about.
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The reader is almost blinded by the cotton rows in August in Dockery's Farm, and the hard thumb of Patton resonates in the brain like a cool course, relaxing the reader dee delivering its heady punch. Michael Bailey United States. Lists with This Book. To ask other readers questions about Deep Bluesplease sign up.
With that said, Robert Palmer's book dsep pretty close to being that exactly that. Story of the Day I love jazz because my late Father use to play jazz when i was a young boy so i fell in love with it.
Mar 30, Mike Elliott rated it it was amazing. Milner rated it it was amazing. Brown covers with pictorials of Blues singers, band on the front cover - one guy wearing a blue suit.
On the one hand Palmer does recognize the way that the church trained and shaped many of the greatest blues musicians, yet he fails to take seriously the insight of James Cone in the "Spirituals and the Blues" that the blues are also "spirituals" the "secular spirituals", as Cone puts it ; an insight extended by Jon Michael Spe A modern classic on the history of the blues, it bules an essential read for anyone interested in this music.
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He spends the rest of the book tracing its spread, first throughout the Delta, then up the river to St. You also get a sense that you are watching the creation of an academic field right before your eyes but no footnotes yet.