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Chicago Blues: Portraits and Stories

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Description for Chicago Blues: Portraits and Stories Paperback. Contains vignettes from both on and off the stage about the personalities of the Chicago blues scene in contemporary times. This book takes the readers on a tour of venues like East of Ryan and the Starlight Lounge; home to artists, such as Jumpin' Willie Cobbs, Willie D, and Harmonica Khan, and tells the stories behind the lives of past pioneers. Series: Music in American Life. Num Pages: 344 pages, 40 photographs. BIC Classification: 1KBBNC; AVGH; AVGK. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 233 x 154 x 20. Weight in Grams: 580.

Through revealing portraits of selected local artists and slice-of-life vignettes drawn from the city’s pubs and lounges, Chicago Blues encapsulates the sound and spirit of the blues as it is lived today. As a committed participant in the Chicago blues scene for more than a quarter century, David Whiteis draws on years of his observations and extensive interviews to paint a full picture of the Chicago blues world, both on and off the stage. 

In addition to portraits of blues artists he has personally known and worked with, Whiteis takes readers on a tour of venues like East of Ryan and the Starlight ... Read more

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Publication date
University of Illinois Press United States
Number of pages
Music in American Life
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Place of Publication
Baltimore, United States
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About David G. Whiteis
David Whiteis is a journalist, writer, and educator living in Chicago. He is a past winner of the Blues Foundation's Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Achievement in Journalism. He is the author of Southern Soul-Blues and Blues Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Chicago.

Reviews for Chicago Blues: Portraits and Stories
"An inside job, a first-hand account that treats the music not as a pile of dusty old records but as a living, breathing art form. By focusing the majority of his detailed profiles on the also-rans rather than the cornerstone artists, Whiteis is able to address the honest realities of the contemporary working blues musician. By reporting from within the ... Read more

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