New Blues Books added

Mittwoch, 4. Juli 2018

Twist Turner - BLUES WITH A TWIST: Over 50 Years of Behind the Scenes

Robert Sacré - CHARLEY PATTON - Voice of the Mississippi Delta

"Spirited takes on a blues powerhouse and his legacy

Fifty years after Charley Patton's death in 1934, a team of blues experts gathered five thousand miles from Dockery Farms at the University of Liege in Belgium to honor the life and music of the most influential artist of the Mississippi Delta blues. This volume brings together essays from that international symposium on Charley Patton and Mississippi blues traditions, influences, and comparisons. Originally published by Presses Universitaires de Liège in Belgium, this collection has been revised and updated with a new foreword by William Ferris, new images added, and some essays translated into English for the first time.
Patton's personal life and his recorded music bear witness to how he endured and prevailed in his struggle as a black man during the early twentieth century. Within this volume, that story offers hope and wonder. Organized in two parts--"Origins and Traditions" and "Comparison with Other Regional Styles and Mutual Influence"--the essays create an invaluable resource on the life and music of this early master. Written by a distinguished group of scholars, these pieces secure the legacy of Charley Patton as the fountainhead of Mississippi Delta blues.
Robert Sacré, Liege, Belgium, worked in Africa in the 1960s and '70s, where he took an interest in Western African music and the roots of African American music. Since 1983, he has taught the Story of African American Music & Literature at the University of Liege. He has conducted field trips nearly every year since 1975 to the US, researching blues, R&B, black gospel, and folk styles. He is author of articles in journals of musicology, entries in blues and gospel encyclopedias, and books for many publishers in America and abroad.
256 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, 24 b&w illustrations "

Susan Greenberg - Reaching for the Light: the Chicago Blues photography of Susan Greenberg

Bob Van Degna - HELENA BLUES - The King Biscuit Blues Festival

"To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR, Bob Van Degna collaborated with noted blues music journalist, Don Wilcock to produce "Helena Blues" a celebratory collection of photographs and interviews which seeks to explore the King Biscuit phenomenon and secure the Festival's place in history."

The 148 page hard-bound 12'' by 12'' book includes over 120 photographs.

Donnerstag, 7. Juni 2018

Bacon Fat Louis - The Glorious Gospel And Blues Of Henry Sloan

MURDER BALLADS (Deluxe Graphic Novel + 10" EP (Mondo Exclusive) - Gabe Soria, Paul Reinwand & Chris Hunt

"Mondo and Z2 Comics are proud to present the original score to the musical noir graphic novel MURDERBALLADS, composed and produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and featuring vocals by iconic bluesman Robert Finley. This limited edition box set contains the score on heavyweight, colored 10" vinyl, the full 160-page graphic novel written by Gabe Soria and illustrated by Paul Reinwand and Chris Hunt, and three exclusive prints by artist Tyler Boss. The entire collection will be housed in a custom clamshell box with exclusive painted art by Jon Langford of The Mekons. 
MURDER BALLADS follows the fall and reinvention of Nate Theodore, the dead-broke and deadbeat owner of a failed record label who is on a cross-country drive in the dead of winter with his wife Mary, fleeing the wreckage of their business and heading towards the destruction of their marriage. But Nate is given an unexpected chance to redeem himself when, during an unscheduled detour, he "discovers" Donny and Marvell Fontweathers, two African-American brothers who play a singular version of doom-laden country blues. 

Dan Auerbach and Robert Finley recorded the original score for the book at Easy Eye Studios in Nashville, collaborating with writer Gabe Soria to weave the story's narrative into the music, resulting in an organic marriage of sound, narrative and graphic image.
Limited to 500 copies and available only through Mondo."

Donnerstag, 22. März 2018


Russell Johnson - Memphis Then And Now

Robert W. Dye - Memphis Birthplace of Rock And Roll (Images of America)

Charles K. Wolfe - A Good-Natured Riot - The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry

Robert Gordon - MEMPHIS RENT PARTY - The Blues, Rock & Soul in Music`s Hometown

Robert Gordon - RESPECT YOURSELF - STAX Records and the Soul Explosion