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By Jas Obrecht

Since the early 1900s, blues and the guitar have traveled part through facet. This ebook tells the tale in their pairing from the 1st said sightings of blues musicians, to the increase of nationally identified stars, to the onset of the good melancholy, whilst blues recording nearly got here to a halt.

Like the simplest track documentaries, Early Blues: the 1st Stars of Blues Guitar interweaves musical background, rates from celebrated musicians (B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Ry Cooder, and Johnny iciness, to call a few), and a spellbinding array of lifestyles tales to demonstrate the early days of blues guitar in wealthy and resounding element. In those chapters, you’ll meet Sylvester Weaver, who recorded the world’s first guitar solos, and Paramount documents artists Papa Charlie Jackson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Blind Blake, the “King of Ragtime Blues Guitar.” Blind Willie McTell, the Southeast’s superlative twelve-string guitar participant, and Blind Willie Johnson, street-corner evangelist of chic gospel blues, additionally get their due, as do Lonnie Johnson, the era’s so much influential blues guitarist; Mississippi John damage, along with his mild, guileless voice and syncopated fingerpicking variety; and slide guitarist Tampa crimson, “the Guitar Wizard.”

Drawing on a deep archive of files, pictures, checklist corporation advertisements, whole discographies, and up to date findings of prime researchers, this is often the main accomplished and whole account ever written of the early stars of blues guitar—an crucial bankruptcy within the heritage of yankee music.


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