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The Resource Early blues : the first stars of blues guitar, Jas Obrecht

Early blues : the first stars of blues guitar, Jas Obrecht

Label
Early blues : the first stars of blues guitar
Title
Early blues
Title remainder
the first stars of blues guitar
Statement of responsibility
Jas Obrecht
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the early 1900s, blues and the guitar have traveled side by side. This book tells the story of their pairing from the first reported sightings of blues musicians, to the rise of nationally known stars, to the onset of the Great Depression, when blues recording virtually came to a halt. Like the best music documentaries, Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar interweaves musical history, quotes from celebrated musicians (B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Ry Cooder, and Johnny Winter, to name a few) and a spellbinding array of life stories to illustrate the early days of blues guitar in rich and resounding detail. In these chapters, you'll meet Sylvester Weaver, who recorded the world's first guitar solos, and Paramount Records artists Papa Charlie Jackson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Blind Blake, the "King of Ragtime Blues Guitar." Blind Willie McTell, the Southeast's superlative twelve-string guitar player, and Blind Willie Johnson, street-corner evangelist of sublime gospel blues, also get their due, as do Lonnie Johnson, the era's most influential blues guitarist; Mississippi John Hurt, with his gentle, guileless voice and syncopated fingerpicking style; and slide guitarist Tampa Red, "the Guitar Wizard." Drawing on a deep archive of documents, photographs, record company ads, complete discographies, and up-to-date findings of leading researchers, this is the most comprehensive and complete account ever written of the early stars of blues guitar--an essential chapter in the history of American music."--Publisher's web site
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Obrecht, Jas
Dewey number
787.87/1643092273
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3521
LC item number
.O27 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weaver, Sylvester
  • Jackson, Papa Charlie
  • Jefferson, Blind Lemon
  • McTell, Blind Willie
  • Johnson, Blind Willie
  • Johnson, Lonnie
  • Hurt, Mississippi John
  • Tampa Red
  • Blues (Music)
  • Blues musicians
  • Guitarists
  • Hurt, Mississippi John
  • Jackson, Papa Charlie
  • Jefferson, Blind Lemon
  • Johnson, Blind Willie
  • Johnson, Lonnie
  • McTell, Blind Willie
  • Tampa Red
  • MUSIC
  • HISTORY
  • Blues (Music)
  • Blues musicians
  • Guitarists
  • United States
  • Blues
  • Gitarrist
  • USA
Label
Early blues : the first stars of blues guitar, Jas Obrecht
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sylvester Weaver : the first blues guitarist on record -- Papa Charlie Jackson : six-string stylist, flat-picking pioneer -- Blind Lemon Jefferson : popular from coast to coast -- Blind Blake : king of ragtime blues guitar -- Blind Willie McTell : Atlanta's twelve-string king -- Blind Willie Johnson : sublime gospel blues -- Lonnie Johnson : the era's most influential blues guitarist -- Mississippi John Hurt : songster and bluesman -- Tampa Red : "the guitar wizard."
Control code
926101839
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452945668
Lccn
2015023632
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt17zmrk0
  • e59df58b-6a7b-41e2-8a4a-f4ae6724922f
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926101839
Label
Early blues : the first stars of blues guitar, Jas Obrecht
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sylvester Weaver : the first blues guitarist on record -- Papa Charlie Jackson : six-string stylist, flat-picking pioneer -- Blind Lemon Jefferson : popular from coast to coast -- Blind Blake : king of ragtime blues guitar -- Blind Willie McTell : Atlanta's twelve-string king -- Blind Willie Johnson : sublime gospel blues -- Lonnie Johnson : the era's most influential blues guitarist -- Mississippi John Hurt : songster and bluesman -- Tampa Red : "the guitar wizard."
Control code
926101839
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452945668
Lccn
2015023632
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt17zmrk0
  • e59df58b-6a7b-41e2-8a4a-f4ae6724922f
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)926101839

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