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Martin Scorsese presents the blues : a musical journey / edited by Peter Guralnick ... [et al.] ; preface by Martin Scorsese ; foreword by Alex Gibney ; afterword by Chuck D.

Title
Martin Scorsese presents the blues : a musical journey / edited by Peter Guralnick ... [et al.] ; preface by Martin Scorsese ; foreword by Alex Gibney ; afterword by Chuck D.
Publication
New York : Amistad, 2003.

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Description
287 p. : ill. (some col.); 21 cm.
Uniform Title
Martin Scorsese presents The blues (Television program)
Alternative Title
Blues
Subject
Note
  • "A companion book to the PBS documentary series Martin Scorsese presents the blues: a musical journey"--Intro.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (p.283-285).
Contents
Preface / Martin Scorsese -- Foreword / Alex Gibney -- Writing About the Blues: The Process / Christopher John Farley -- An Introductory Note / Peter Guralnick -- A Century of the Blues / Robert Santelli -- "The St. Louis Blues" / W. C. Handy -- "We Wear the Mask" / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- "Stones in My Passway" / Robert Johnson -- "Dream Boogie" / Langston Hughes -- "You Know I Love You" / Lau Willie Turner -- "Prisoner's Talking Blues" / Robert Pete Williams -- Feel Like Going Home / Martin Scorsese -- Son House: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning / Christopher John Farley -- "Hellhound on My Trail" / Robert Johnson -- The Blues Avant-Garde / Luc Sante -- The Levee-Camp Holier / Alan Lomax -- Muddy Waters: August 31, 1941 / Robert Gordon -- A Riff on Reading Sterling Plumpp's Poetry / John Edgar Wideman -- Thank God for Robert Johnson / Elmore Leonard -- Howlin' Wolf / Greg Tate -- Jim Dickinson and His Son Luther on Coming of Age in the North Mississippi Hill Country -- Why I Wear My Mojo Hand / Robert Palmer -- Ali Farka Toure: Sound Travels / Christopher John Farley -- French Talking Blues / Catherine Nedonchelle -- Warming by the Devil's Fire / Charles Burnett -- Bessie Smith: Who Killed the Empress? / Christopher John Farley -- "Ma Rainey" / Sterling Brown -- A Night With Bessie Smith / Carl Van Vechten -- Billie Holiday / Hilton Als -- Early Downhome Blues Recordings / Jeff Todd Titon -- Let's Get Drunk and Truck: A Guide to the Party Blues / James Marshall -- Remembering Robert Johnson / Johnny Shines -- The Devil's Son-in-Law / Ralph Ellison -- Hoboing With Big Joe / David "Honeyboy" Edwards -- The Little Church / William Faulkner -- Down at the Cross / James Baldwin -- Redemption Song / W. E. B. Du Bois -- "I (Too) Hear America Singing" / Julian Bond -- The Road to Memphis / Richard Pearce -- Furry's Blues / Stanley Booth -- Recalling Beale Street in its Glory / Will Shade -- Bobby "Blue" Bland: Love Throat of the Blues / Robert Gordon -- "The River's Invitation" / Percy Mayfield -- On the Road with Louis Armstrong / David Halberstam -- Sam Phillips on Gutbucket Blues -- Wolf Live in '65 / Robert Palmer -- The Soul of a Man / Wim Wenders -- Visionary Blindness: Blind Lemon Jefferson and Other Vision-impaired Bluesmen / Christopher John Farley -- "Blind Willie McTell" / Bob Dylan -- Locating Lightnin' / Samuel Charters -- Henry Thomas: Our Deepest Look at the Roots / Mack McCormick -- Janie and Tea Cake / Zora Neale Hurston -- Photographer Peter Amft on J. B. Lenoir -- Driving Mr. James / John Szwed -- Clifford Antone on Livin' and Lovin' the Blues -- Jimmie Vaughan on Being Born into the Blues -- Somethin' That Reach Back in Your Life / John Lee Hooker -- Godfathers and Sons / Marc Levin -- Muddy, Wolf, and Me: Adventures in the Blues Trade / Peter Wolf -- Chicago Pep / Robert Palmer -- Memphis Minnie and the Cutting Contest / Christopher John Farley -- Happy New Year! With Memphis Minnie / Langston Hughes -- Big Bill and Studs: A Friendship for the Ages / Studs Terkel and Jeff Scheftel -- Chicago Blues, Sixties Style / Samuel Charters -- Getting a Hit Blues Record / Willie Dixon and Don Snowdon -- And It's Deep, Too / Toure -- Between Muddy and the Wolf: Guitarist Hubert Sumlin / Paul Trynka -- Me and Big Joe / Michael Bloomfield and S. Summerville -- Photographer Peter Amft on Chicago Bluesmen -- Buddy Arrives in Chicago -- The Gift / Paul Oscher -- How I Met My Husband / Suzan-Lori Parks -- Red, White and Blues / Mike Figgis -- A Conversation With Eric Clapton / Peter Guralnick -- Big Bill Broonzy: Key to the Highway / Christopher John Farley -- The First Time I Met the Blues / Val Wilmer -- The Rolling Stones Come Together / Stanley Booth -- My Blues Band: The Rolling Stones / Richard Hell -- Piano Blues and Beyond / Clint Eastwood -- Our Ladies of the Keys: Blues and Gone / Christopher John Farley -- On Learning to Play the Blues / Otis Spann -- Powerhouse / Eudora Welty -- Ray Charles Discovers the Piano / Michael Lydon -- Finding Professor Longhair / Jerry Wexler -- Dr. John and Joel Dorn on New Orleans Piano Styles -- Marcia Ball on Big Easy Blues -- Chris Thomas King's Twenty-First-Century Blues / John Swenson -- Shemekia Copeland on Her Melting-Pot Blues -- My Journey to the Blues / Anthony DeCurtis -- The Blues is the Blood / David Ritz -- Blues: The Footprints of Popular Music / Chuck D -- Acknowledgments / Holly George-Warren.
ISBN
0060525444
LCCN
2003045145
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries