Chasin' that devil music : searching for the blues / by Gayle Dean Wardlow ; edited with an introduction by Edward Komara

Author(s): Wardlow, Gayle
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Subjects: Blues (Music)--History and criticism
Blues musicians--United States--Mississippi--Biography
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: San Francisco : Miller Freeman Books ; Emeryville, CA : Distributed to the book trade in the U.S. by Publishers Group West ; Milwaukee, WI : Distributed to the music trade by Hal Leonard Pub., c1998
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: xv, 271 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 sound disc (4 3/4 in.)
Table of Contents: Foreword
Editor's Introduction
Prologue: King Solomon Hill 2
I. Initial Inquiries and Encounters
Knocking on Doors for 78s: Buying Race Records in the South 10
The Immortal Charlie Patton 18
Country Blues and Gospel Pioneers 34
Got Four, Five Puppies, One Little Shaggy Hound 45
A Quick Ramble... 63
Six Who Made Recorded History 70
II. Tips, Leads, and Documents
The Black Birds of Paradise 76
Down at the Depot: The Story of John Lee 81
Searching for the Robert Johnson Death Certificate 86
Robert Johnson: New Details on the Death of a Bluesman 91
Patton's Murder - Whitewash? Or Hogwash? 94
Bukka White: From Aberdeen to Parchman 101
III. Witnesses
Ledell Johnson Remembers His Brother, Tommy 106
Luther and Percy: The Huff Brothers 112
Highway 80 Blues 115
Garfield Akers and Joe Callicott: From the Hernando Cotton Fields 118
IV. H.C. Speir
Legends of the Lost (The Story of Henry Speir) 126
Godfather of Delta Blues: H.C. Speir 131
V. Retrospectives
Reverend D.C. Rice - Gospel Singer 152
Canton, Mis'sippi Breakdown 159
He's Devil of a Joe 170
Can't Tell My Future: The Mystery of Willie Brown 181
Blind Roosevelt Graves (1909-1962) 191
Stop, Look, and Listen at the Cross Road 196
Epilogue: One Last Walk up King Solomon Hill 208
Afterword 219
References 221
List of 78 rpm Record Issues Cited 229
Index of 78s 239
List of Interviews Cited 243
Reissues 249
Index of Names 265
CD Liner Notes 269
About the Author and Editor 271
Alternate Titles: Chasing that devil music
Additional Authors: Komara, Edward M., 1966-
Notes: LCCN: 98030583 /MN
ISBN: 0879305525
Discography: p. [229]-241
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-227) and index
Compact disc accompanying this book in Music Listening Center
OCLC Number: 39614647
ISBN/ISSN: 0879305525