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Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues

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A companion to the groundbreaking PBS documentary series, this volume is a unique and timeless celebration of the blues, from writers and artists as esteemed and revered as the music that moved them.

Included in this stunning collection are

Essays by David Halberstam, Hilton Als, Suzan-Lori Parks, Elmore Leonard, Luc Sante, John Edgar Wideman, and many others

Timeless archival pieces by writers such as Stanley Booth, Paul Oliver, and Mack McCormick

Evocative color illustrations and rare vintage photography

Illuminating and in-depth conversations and portraits of musicians, ranging from Robert Johnson and Bessie Smith to John Lee Hooker and Eric Clapton

Lyrics of legendary blues compositions

Personal essays by the series directors Martin Scorsese, Charles Burnett, Richard Pearce, Wim Wenders, Marc Levin, Mike Figgis, and Clint Eastwood

Excerpts from literary masters James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Eudora Welty, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and William FaulknerTracing the art form's path from juke joints, house parties, and recording studios to musicians such as Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles, Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues proves, in the words of Willie Dixon, "The blues are the roots; every-thing else is the fruits."


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Paperback Editions

November 2004 : USA Paperback

Title: Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey
Author(s): Peter Guralnick, Robert Santelli, Christopher John Farley
ISBN: 0-06-052545-2 / 978-0-06-052545-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
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