The Blues Highway: New Orleans to Chicago, 2nd: A Travel and Music Guide
|Rating||:||4.22 (973 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Pages|
"Highway 61 Revisited" according to John S. Gamble. It's with a twinge of regret that I've never made this trek. I grew up in Chicago, I love the people of the south, I adore the blues and I've always wanted to experience this seminal journey.After reading the author's exquisite reporting (with lots of great pics) now I'm really jones-ing to carve out some time and do this!I expect when I finally do, I'. "Read this and you'll want to make the trip" according to A Customer. I bought this book after hearing a great review on NPR, thinking I had no real plans to travel the Blues Highway. But when you read it you can almost hear the music and you can practically see those juke joints and crossroads! Buy this book and you'll want to go!. Awesome! Simon Amazing amount of research, beautiful writing, great pix and full of respect for the music and the area. Every blues lover should have one.
The five-page appendix contains brief biographies of the musicians mentioned in the text. From Library Journal British author Knight (Trekking in the Moroccan Atlas) has compiled a travel guide that focuses on the journey of blues and jazz music and musicians from New Orleans to Chicago via Highway 61. (LJ 3/15/91) and Steve Cheseborough's Blues Traveling (LJ 2/15/01), which covers the Mississippi Delta. The basic travel component is excellent, listing details on restaurants, lodging, transportation, and other services. John McCormick, New Hampshire State Lib., Concord Copyright 2001 R
Louis, Davenport, and eventually to Chicago.Written by award-winning author, Richard Knight, this fully updated second edition features:*Comprehensive city guides with 55 maps--from New Orleans to Chicago*What to see, where to stay, and where to eat--hotels and restaurants for a range of budgets*The best music clubs and bars--shabby juke joints to smooth jazz clubs*Music landmarks--visit Jerry Lee Lewis' ranch or Charley Patton's grave*People, culture, and cuisine of the Blues Highway--Creole cooking to voodoo magic*Who's who of Blues Highway music--from Louis Armstrong to Sonny Boy Williamson II*Music festivals and events--Mardi Gras in New Orleans to the Chicago Blues Festival