The Blues Route

By: Merrill, Hugh

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Hugh Merrill set out in 1986 on a cross-country trek to retrace the migration of blues musicians from the rural South to the rest of the country. From the birthplace of the blues - Dockery Plantation and the juke joints of the Mississippi River Delta, to the crowded blues bars of Chicago's South side, he continues meeting and talking to blues musicians. He visited smoky dives on the fringe of New Orlean's French Quarter, dance bars featuring Zydeco (an amalgam of Cajun rythms and blues) , and the cocktail lounges of Oakland and Los Angeles. We meet the legends of blues and the new generation of performers struggling to preserve the music - this blues universe is to be relished by both aficionados and the uninitiated. 236 pages including 8 pages of photographs, no marks or tears. Price not clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

Title: The Blues Route

Author: Merrill, Hugh

Categories: Music,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Morrow/Avon: 1990

ISBN: 0688066119

ISBN 13: 9780688066116

Binding: Hardcover, Cloth

Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 000664

Keywords: MUSIC HISTORY CRITICISM BLUES MUSICIANS,