Never before has there been such a comprehensive guide to the great music corridor of the South to the Midwest. Award-winning travel writer Richard Knight has written the definitive travel guide exploring the roots of jazz and blues in the US by following Highway 61 and the Mississippi River from Congo Square in New Orleans and the Delta blues joints, through Memphis, Nashville, St. Louis, Davenpo...
Series: Travel and Music Guides
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Trailblazer Publications; 1st edition (October 28, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 519882
Format: PDF ePub fb2 djvu book
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Great guide, I’m using it for my trip. A lot of history, places to visit....
outh Side of Chicago. The Blues Highway looks at the music history of this famous stretch that many black musicians journeyed from the cotton fields of Mississippi to Chicago in search of work which led to the spread of jazz and blues across the country. New and exclusive interviews with such ground-breaking legends as Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records in Memphis; R&B great Wilson Pickett; legendary performer Ike Turner; the great Stax artist, Little Milton Campbell; blues great Rufus Thomas, who is still going strong in his eighties, and more are featured.In addition, this is also a terrific travel guide, too, featuring detailed city guides, extensive listings on where to stay and where to eat, where to find the best music clubs and bars, historic landmarks, and information on music festivals and events.