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Author Whiteis, David.

Title Chicago blues : portraits and stories / David Whiteis.

Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  781.64309773 WHIT {Bund68 20181203}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Music in American life
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-304) and index.
Contents Elder spirits. Junior Wells : "Come on in this house" ; Sunnyland Slim : "It given me a tender heart" ; Big Walter Horton : "I mean it from my heart" -- "We gon' pitch a boogie-woogie!" Florence's Lounge : memories of an urban juke ; Maxwell Street : last dance at the carnival of the soul ; "Let's go, baby, to the Hole in the Wall" : clubbing along the current Chicago scene -- Torch-bearers. Jody Williams : return of a legend ; Bonnie Lee : "When I'm up there, I lets everything out" ; Billy Branch : "It's the most powerful music on the planet" ; Sharon Lewis : "I've lived through some treacherous times" ; Lurrie Bell : "God, give me strength to be strong" -- The soul side of town. Artie White : "It's a God-gifted thing" ; Cicero Blake : "Give me what I have coming, or give me nothing" ; Little Scotty : "I'm not only a blues singer--I'm a Motivator!."
Subject Blues musicians -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Music -- History and criticism.
Blues (Music) -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0252030680 (cloth : alk. paper)
0252073096 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Standard Number 9780252030680