Delta Blues

Delta Blues

The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

by Ted Gioia

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/11/2009

RRP  $30.95 $29.95
"The essential history of this distinctly American genre." --
Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In this "expertly researched, elegantly written, dispassionate
yet thoughtful history" (Gary Giddins), award-winning author Ted
Gioia gives us "the rare combination of a tome that is both deeply
informative and enjoyable to read" (Publishers Weekly,
starred review). From the field hollers of nineteenth-century
plantations to Muddy Waters and B.B. King, Delta Blues
delves into the uneasy mix of race and money at the point where
traditional music became commercial and bluesmen found new
audiences of thousands. Combining extensive fieldwork, archival
research, interviews with living musicians, and first-person
accounts with "his own calm, argument-closing incantations to draw
a line through a century of Delta blues" (New York Times),
this engrossing narrative is flavored with insightful and vivid
musical descriptions that ensure "an understanding of not only the
musicians, but the music itself" (Boston Sunday Globe).
Rooted in the thick-as-tar Delta soil, Delta Blues is
already "a contemporary classic in its field" (Jazz
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
WW Norton & Co
Country of origin:
United States
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Ted Gioia

Ted Gioia is a pianist, recording artist, and the author of eight books including the award-winning The History of Jazz and Delta Blues.

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