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The Resource Chasin' that devil music : searching for the blues, by Gayle Dean Wardlow ; edited with an introduction by Edward Komara

Chasin' that devil music : searching for the blues, by Gayle Dean Wardlow ; edited with an introduction by Edward Komara

Label
Chasin' that devil music : searching for the blues
Title
Chasin' that devil music
Title remainder
searching for the blues
Statement of responsibility
by Gayle Dean Wardlow ; edited with an introduction by Edward Komara
Title variation
Chasing that devil music
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book by expert blues scholar Gayle Dean Wardlow reveals the stories of the great blues pioneers - many in their own words. Based on personal interviews, public records, and even door-to-door canvassing, Wardlow's lively writings reflect the unique excitement of blues search-and-discovery. He paints colorful portraits of both legends and unknowns of the 1920s, '30s, and beyond who helped shape the music: Charlie Patton, Ishmon Bracey, Bukka White, Tommy Johnson, the Real Willie Brown, Skip James, and dozens more. The companion CD brings to life rare Delta blues selections by legendary bluesmen, plus snippets of Wardlow's interviews with the musicians."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • maps
  • samples
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • phonodisk
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3521
LC item number
.W37 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Label
Chasin' that devil music : searching for the blues, by Gayle Dean Wardlow ; edited with an introduction by Edward Komara
Instantiates
Publication
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-227) , discography (p. 229-238) , and index
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • King Solomon Hill -- Knocking on doors for 78s: Buying reace records in the South -- The immortal Charlie Patton -- Country blues and gospel pioneers -- Got four, five puppies, one little shaggy hound -- Memphis City directory blues -- Searching for Bracey and Johnson: Jackson City directories 1927 to 1956 -- A quick ramble -- Six who made recorded history -- The story of Charlie Booker--Greenville Smokin' -- The black birds of paradise -- Down at the Depot: the story of John Lee -- Searching for the Robert Johnson death certificate -- Robert Johnson: New details on the death of a bluesman -- Patton's murder--Whitewash? or hogwash? -- Bukka White: From Aberdeen to Parchman -- Ledell Johnson remembers his brother, Tommy -- Mysteries in Mississippi -- Luther and Percy: The Huff brothers -- Highway 80 blues -- Garfield Akers and Joe Callicott: From the Hernando Cotton Fields -- Legends of the Lost (The story of Henry Speir) -- Godfather of Delta Blues: H.C. Speir -- Reverend D.C. Rice: Gospel singer -- Canton, Mis'sippi breakdown -- He's a devil of a Joe -- Can't tell my future: The mystery of Willie Brown -- The two Browns -- Blind Roosevelt Graves (1909-1962) -- Stop, look, and listen at the cross road -- One last walk up King Solomon Hill -- List of 78 rpm record issues cited -- Index to 78s -- List of interviews cited -- Reissues
  • Hayes McMullan
  • Joe Callicott on Garfield Akers
  • Cottonfield blues, pt. 1
  • Garfield Akers with Joe Callicott
  • Bull frog blues
  • William Harris
  • Ham hound and gravy
  • Rube Lacey
  • I'm pressing on
  • Rev. D.C. Rice
  • Compact disc contents:
  • Ishmon Bracey on performing
  • Woman woman blues
  • Ishmon Bracey
  • Outside woman blues
  • Blind Joe Reynolds
  • Jinx blues
  • Son House
  • Lone town blues
  • Junior Brooks
  • The dead gone train
  • Green river blues
  • King Solomon Hill
  • Booker Miller on Charlie Patton
  • A spoonful blues
  • Charlie Patton
  • No ridin' blues
  • Charley Booker
  • Harmonica boogie
  • The Confiners
  • Illinois blues
  • Skip James
  • Charlie Patton
  • Alcohol and Jake blues
  • Tommy Johnson
  • Ishmon Bracey on Tommy Johnson's death
  • Take your burdens to the Lord
  • Blind Roosevelt Graves
  • Done sold my soul to the devil
  • Dave Edwards
  • Booker Miller on Patton
  • Future blues
  • Willie Brown
  • H.C. Speir on Patton and Brown
  • Looka here woman
Control code
39614647
Dimensions
23 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
xv, 271 pages
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780879305529
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
98030583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Morthland Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-110). From the library of John Morthland. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)39614647
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Chasin' that devil music : searching for the blues, by Gayle Dean Wardlow ; edited with an introduction by Edward Komara
Publication
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-227) , discography (p. 229-238) , and index
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • King Solomon Hill -- Knocking on doors for 78s: Buying reace records in the South -- The immortal Charlie Patton -- Country blues and gospel pioneers -- Got four, five puppies, one little shaggy hound -- Memphis City directory blues -- Searching for Bracey and Johnson: Jackson City directories 1927 to 1956 -- A quick ramble -- Six who made recorded history -- The story of Charlie Booker--Greenville Smokin' -- The black birds of paradise -- Down at the Depot: the story of John Lee -- Searching for the Robert Johnson death certificate -- Robert Johnson: New details on the death of a bluesman -- Patton's murder--Whitewash? or hogwash? -- Bukka White: From Aberdeen to Parchman -- Ledell Johnson remembers his brother, Tommy -- Mysteries in Mississippi -- Luther and Percy: The Huff brothers -- Highway 80 blues -- Garfield Akers and Joe Callicott: From the Hernando Cotton Fields -- Legends of the Lost (The story of Henry Speir) -- Godfather of Delta Blues: H.C. Speir -- Reverend D.C. Rice: Gospel singer -- Canton, Mis'sippi breakdown -- He's a devil of a Joe -- Can't tell my future: The mystery of Willie Brown -- The two Browns -- Blind Roosevelt Graves (1909-1962) -- Stop, look, and listen at the cross road -- One last walk up King Solomon Hill -- List of 78 rpm record issues cited -- Index to 78s -- List of interviews cited -- Reissues
  • Hayes McMullan
  • Joe Callicott on Garfield Akers
  • Cottonfield blues, pt. 1
  • Garfield Akers with Joe Callicott
  • Bull frog blues
  • William Harris
  • Ham hound and gravy
  • Rube Lacey
  • I'm pressing on
  • Rev. D.C. Rice
  • Compact disc contents:
  • Ishmon Bracey on performing
  • Woman woman blues
  • Ishmon Bracey
  • Outside woman blues
  • Blind Joe Reynolds
  • Jinx blues
  • Son House
  • Lone town blues
  • Junior Brooks
  • The dead gone train
  • Green river blues
  • King Solomon Hill
  • Booker Miller on Charlie Patton
  • A spoonful blues
  • Charlie Patton
  • No ridin' blues
  • Charley Booker
  • Harmonica boogie
  • The Confiners
  • Illinois blues
  • Skip James
  • Charlie Patton
  • Alcohol and Jake blues
  • Tommy Johnson
  • Ishmon Bracey on Tommy Johnson's death
  • Take your burdens to the Lord
  • Blind Roosevelt Graves
  • Done sold my soul to the devil
  • Dave Edwards
  • Booker Miller on Patton
  • Future blues
  • Willie Brown
  • H.C. Speir on Patton and Brown
  • Looka here woman
Control code
39614647
Dimensions
23 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
xv, 271 pages
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780879305529
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
98030583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of John Morthland Estate, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-110). From the library of John Morthland. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)39614647
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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