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Blues Legacy - Tradition And Innovation In Chicago by David Whiteis BOOK
Released in October 2019 By David Whiteis/Photographs by Peter M. Hurley - David Whiteis delves into how the current and upcoming Chicago blues generations carry on the blues legacy. Drawing on in-person interviews, Whiteis places the artists within the ongoing social and cultural reality their work reflects and helps create. Beginning with James Cotton, Eddie Shaw, Jimmy Johnson, Eddy Clearwater and others, he moves through an all-star council of elders like Otis Rush, Billy Boy Arnold, Sam Lay, Buddy Guy and on to inheritors and today's heirs apparent like Lil' Ed Williams, Shemekia Copeland, Toronzo Cannon, Kenny Smith, Sugar Blue, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Nellie "Tiger" Travis and many more.
Insightful and wide-ranging, Blues Legacy reveals a constantly adapting art form that, whatever the challenges, maintains its links to a rich musical past.
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