Monday, December 29, 2008

Blues Books: Deep Blues by Robert Palmer

This is one of those must own books for a blues music fan. It was written by Blues Hall of Fame inductee Robert Palmer, if you own only one book about the blues, this is the one to own. The reason that I like this book so much is that it is not only a great book about the blues, but it is a very good history book as well.

The orgin of the blues is covered along with the the life and times of many the great bluesmen, like Charley Patton, Son House, Robert Johnson, Little Walter, Muddy Waters and others. The book shows the development of a music that grew directly out of the earth of the Mississippi Delta, and tells the story of how it spread around the world. It tells the story of how the bluesmen made do with what they had, how tough their lives were and the fun they had going from town to town playing dances and in the juke joints of the time.

Deep Blues:
A Musical and Cultural History
of the Mississippi Delta
Deep Blues: A Musical and Cultural History of the Mississippi Delta
my copy looks like the one above.

Robert Palmer's Deep Blues
click images for info @Amazon.com



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