B.B. King is a national treasure. For more than five decades, he has been the consummate blues performer. His unique guitar playing, powerful vocals, and repertoire of songs have taken him from tiny Itta Bena, Mississippi, to worldwide renown. In this comprehensive volume, the best articles, interviews and reviews about B.B. King's life and career have been gathered. Learn how he first made his mark as a disc jockey in Memphis hawking "Pepticon" elixir and taking the moniker of the "Beale Street Blues Boy"; trace his early tours and recordings; see him be swept up in the blues revival; and finally, enjoy his fame as the greatest living exponent of the blues style.
Hailed as a classic in music studies when it was first published in 1977, Early Downhome Blues is a detailed look at traditional country blues artists and their work.
Combining musical analysis and cultural history approaches, Titon examines the origins of downhome blues in African American society. He also explores what happened to the art form when the blues were commercially recorded and became part of the larger American culture. From forty-seven musical transcriptions, Titon derives a grammar of early downhome blues melody. His book is enriched with the recollections of blues performers, audience members, and those working in the recording industry.
In a new afterword, Titon reflects on the genesis of this book in the blues revival of the 1960s and the politics of tourism in the current revival under way.
Each book in the Acoustic Solo Series contains complete transcriptions from the artists themselves in full standard notation and tablature. Performance notes are also included. The full original recording of each song is featured on the included CD.These 12 songs from Mike Dowling, Al Petteway, and Kenny Sultan provide complete overviews of solo blues guitar from gritty shuffles to rage and uptown swing. Titles are: Bottleneck March * Cascade Rag * If the Shoe Fits * Eureka Hotel * Fishin' in the Wind * Honky Tonk * Johnson City Rag * Lightnin' Strikes * Meant to Be * Minor Thing * Rosalie * The Sick Boogie.
This book is great for keyboardists who have learned the basics of blues improvisation and composing. Beginning with a review of concepts and skills covered in Beginning Blues Keyboard, this book explores further into topics such as chord extensions, blues techniques, building bass lines, playing in the key, ii-V substitutions and slow blues. Blues forms such as the twelve-bar blues and the eight-bar blues are explored. Packed with sample licks and songs, this book is essential for any keyboardist serious about learning the blues.
Award-winning composer, arranger, pianist, and recording artist Mark Hayes has crafted this superb collection for vocal soloist with piano accompaniment. Wonderful for concerts, contests and recitals, ideal for worship throughout the year, weddings and funerals. Titles: On Eagle's Wings * Bright and Beautiful (A Children's Suite: Praise Him, All Ye Little Children, All Things Bright and Beautiful and Jesus Loves Me) * Take My Life, and Let It Be Consecrated * Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing * Make Me a Channel of Your Peace * Lord of the Dance * Safe Within Your Arms * Alleluia, Sing to Jesus (Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus) * Marchin' On Up (Marching to Zion) * Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Great for acoustic guitarists who have learned the basics of the blues and are ready to take the next step. Begins with a review of technique, standard music notation and basic theory. Building on the foundations of Beginning Acoustic Blues, the bo