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The Blues: A Visual History: 100 Years of Music That Changed the World

Mike Evans with Consulting Editors Robert Gordon & Scott Barretta , Foreword by Marshall Chess

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Charting the history of the blues from its rural roots in the American South, and focusing on the key musicians and singers who brought it recognition worldwide, The Blues: A Visual History is a unique and fully illustrated account of the development of the blues. This deceptively simple, 12-bar musical form has become the common denominator that has driven the popular music of the last hundred years. As John Lee Hooker put it: “The music we play . . . that music is the roots. Rock music, everything else, is like a branch on the same tree. It all comes from the Blues.”

Size: 10" x 11" x 1 1/16" | 350+ color and b/w images | 272 pp
ISBN13: 9780764359750

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Mike Evans is a musician, editor, and author whose books include the best selling Elvis: A Celebration, and Ray Charles: The Birth of Soul. Consultant editor Robert Gordon is a Grammy Award–winning writer and filmmaker specializing in the music of the American south, and Scott Barretta is a blues specialist writer, broadcaster, and lecturer.