The Big Book of Blues
A Biographical Encyclopedia
ISBN10: 0141001453 ISBN13: 9780141001456 Publisher: Penguin Group USA Published: May 1 2001 Pages: 559 Weight: 1.30lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
This new edition of the ultimate reference book for blues lovers by renowned music authority Robert Santelli contains more than 650 entries profiling every important blues artist-from Bessie Smith to Koko Taylor, Charlie Patton to Robert Cray, Blind Willie McTell to Stevie Ray Vaughn. Each biographical sketch is concise and informative, going beyond basic biographical data and discographies to include a discussion of the artist's style, musical contribution, and "essential listening"-the recordings you must go to if you want to hear that person's best work. Existing entries have been completely updated, and fifty new entries have been added. This one-of-a-kind, richly informative guide will be a beloved and much-used reference for blues aficionados and new listeners alike for years to come.