Chicago blues : portraits and stories / David Whiteis

Author(s): Whiteis, David
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Subjects: Blues musicians--Illinois--Chicago--Biography
African Americans--Illinois--Chicago--Music--History and criticism
Blues (Music)--Illinois--Chicago--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2006
Series: Music in American life
LC Classification: M, ML
Physical Description: xii, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Notes: LCCN: 2005021528
ISBN: 0252030680 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0252073096 (pbk. : alk. paper)
EAN: 9780252030680
EAN: 9780252073090
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-304) and index
Contents: Elder spirits. Junior Wells : "Come on in this house" ; Sunnyland Slim : "It given me a tender heart" ; Big Walter Horton : "I mean it from my heart" -- "We gon' pitch a boogie-woogie!". Florence's Lounge : memories of an urban juke ; Maxwell Street : last dance at the carnival of the soul ; "Let's go, baby, to the Hole in the Wall" : clubbing along the current Chicago scene -- Torch-bearers. Jody Williams : return of a legend ; Bonnie Lee : "When I'm up there, I lets everything out" ; Billy Branch : "It's the most powerful music on the planet" ; Sharon Lewis : "I've lived through some treacherous times" ; Lurrie Bell : "God--give me strength to be strong" -- "The soul side of town". Artie White : "It's a God-gifted thing" ; Cicero Blake : "Give me what I have coming or give me nothing" ; Little Scotty : "I'm not only a blues singer--I'm a Motivator! -- Coda : "I was looking for the future, but the blues was all I found"--thoughts on what was, what is, and what might be in store
OCLC Number: 61162292
ISBN/ISSN: 0252030680