Goin' Back to Sweet Memphis: Conversations with the Blues (Paperback)
  • Goin' Back to Sweet Memphis: Conversations with the Blues (Paperback)

Goin' Back to Sweet Memphis: Conversations with the Blues (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 31/03/2005
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Memphis, Tennessee, is a major crossroads for blues musicians, songs, and styles. This volume tells the story of the blues in Memphis through previously unpublished interviews with nine performers who helped create and sustain the music from the days before its commercial success through the early 1970s. The performers' backgrounds range across the blues genres, from classic blues (Lillie Mae Glover) to country blues (Bukka White), from jug band blues (Laura Dukes) to tough, postwar electric blues (Joe Willie Wilkins and Houston Stackhouse). Each interview is illustrated by noted printmaker George D. Davidson and introduced with a biographical sketch by Fred J. Hay. In addition, Hay's extensive notes identify many other blues performers - friends and music partners of the interviewees whose names come up in their many asides and allusions. Together these materials document and pay tribute to the remarkable richness of the Memphis blues scene.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820327327

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