The Voice of the Blues : Classic Interviews from Living Blues Magazine book cover
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The Voice of the Blues
Classic Interviews from Living Blues Magazine

ISBN 9780415936545
Published December 7, 2001 by Routledge
368 Pages 50 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

The Voice of the Blues brings together interviews with many pioneering blues men including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed, B.B. King, and many others.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Peter Guarlnick Foreword 1. Georgia Tom Dorsey 2. Sleepy John Eestes & Hammie Nixon 3. Hosuton Stackhouse 4. T-Bone Walker 5. Muddy Waters 6. John Lee Hooker 7. Eddie Boyd 8. Little Walter & Louis Myers 9. Jimmy Reed 10. Freddie King 11. Esther Phillips 12. Little Milton

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Jim O'Neal and Amy Van Singel were co-founders publishers, and editors of Living Blues magazine from 1970-87. In this capacity, they interviewed many of the most famous blues musicians on the Chicago and international scene. The magazine helped launch and sustain the blues revival, focusing on living bluesmen, as opposed to more scholarly journals that focused on blues history. O'Neill and Van Singel live in Kansas City, Missouri.


"Carefully edited and conscientiously presented...these interviews read like elegant memoirs." -- Peter Guralnick, author of Last Train to Memphis