The Big Book of Blues : A Biographical Encyclopedia
This new edition of the ultimate reference book for blues lovers by renowned music authority Robert Santelli contains more than 650 entries that profile every important blues artist - from Bessie Smith to Koko Taylor, Charley Patton to Robert Cray, Blind Willie McTell to Stevie Ray Vaughan. Each biographical sketch is concise and informative, going beyound basic biographical data and discographies to include a discussion of the artist's style, musical contribution, and "essential listening" - the recordings you must go to if you want to hear that person's best work. Existing entries have been completely updated, and fifty new entries have been added. This one-of-a-kind, richly informative guide will serve as a beloved and much-used reference for blues aficionados and new listeners alike for years to come.
- Paperback | 560 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 33.02mm | 566.99g
- 01 May 2001
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- The Penguin Press
- United States
- Revised and Updated ed.