by Zoe Howe
Women have been at the dawn of the blues since Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey were singing about hard knocks and tough love in smoky bars. This book gives an overview of the early days of the blues and its development from the Mississippi Delta to the windy city, Chicago, to becoming the global musical movement it is today. Includes: Ma Rainey Shemekia Copeland Rosetta Tharpe Mavis Staples Etta James Janis Joplin Bonnie Raitt Susan Tedeschi Big Mama Thornton Koko Taylor Bessie Smith Kyla Brox and many more... Written by acclaimed music writer Zoe Howe, compiled by celebrated African-American blues singer Kat Pearson and Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inductee 2014, Jennifer Noble, and featuring exclusive colour photos from Jennifer Noble's fascinating collection, this book explores the pioneers who created the blues from the 1920s to today, as well as providing interviews with 25 extraordinary women who make the blues happen now.
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Date of Publication: 30/11/2019