Books tagged: Blues

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Best Seat in the House

By Tom Stephen
With Keith Elliot Greenberg

 

For 15 years, Tom Stephen had the unique distinction of being both drummer and manager of the Jeff Healey Band. The dual role was fraught with conflicts of interest. One minute, he was leading the debauched life of a rock musician; the next, he was disciplining the band for ... Read more

Chicago Blues

By (photographer) Raeburn Flerlage

When Raeburn Flerlage was asked to take a picture of Memphis Slim in 1959, he began a career that would produce some of the most fascinating and important photos ever taken of blues musicians. By shooting concert performances, studio sessions, interviews, and club shows, he ... Read more

Memphis Mayhem

By David A. Less

 

Memphis gave birth to music that changed the world — Memphis Mayhem is a fascinating history of how music and culture collided to change the state of music forever

“Music writer Less presents a fascinating history of the music of his native Memphis … Less brings to vivid ... Read more

Talking Music

By Holger Petersen

Talking Music is a collection of nineteen of Holger Petersen’s in-depth radio interviews with artists—the pioneering men and women who created the blues and roots sounds that have influenced the course of popular culture and music in North America. Many of his interview ... Read more