Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 20 mm
An important work capturing first-hand the vitality and flavor of the Memphis blues scene. Hay's interviews are priceless. "Goin' Back to Sweet Memphis" is entertaining reading for blues enthusiasts as well as anyone interested in music, American culture, or history.--"Multicultural Review"
The memories of these musicians, all of them dead now, evoke, if not the first generation of recorded blues, then certainly the second. They give us a real feel for the way such individuals spoke, which, not surprisingly, closely resembles the direction in which they sang.--"Canadian Bookseller"
While this volume will add little to your factual understanding of the blues, they will allow you to better understand the environment and culture in which the music was developed. . . . As an anthropological study, this book is unreservedly recommended.--"JukeBlues"
Documentary historian Fred Hay and artist George Davidson should find considerable attention among blues enthusiasts and historians of the U.S. South with the production of their second collaborative effort, "Goin' Back to Sweet Memphis."--Anna Creadick
Those among us who value the preservation and commemoration (two very different things that this book achieves) of blues music in Memphis and elsewhere are indebted to Hay and Davidson for their devotion to the music and musicians that we, too, love.--"H-Net"
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