Blues in black & white : the landmark Ann Arbor blues festivals / as photographed by Stanley Livingston ; with text and a History of the Ann Arbor Blues Festival by Michael Erlewine
- The Ann Arbor Blues Festival: A Brief History / Michael Erlewine -- The story as it was, from the Historian of the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festivals -- An Interview with Howlin' Wolf -- What Wolf if had to say, exactly as he said it -- The Photographs of Stanley Livingston -- Artists from the 1969 and 1970 Blues Festivals, photographed in Ann Arbor from 1969 to 1973 -- Comments and Remembrances -- Collected from folks who were there -- About Stanley Livingston -- And the Blues in Black & White project team -- Index -- Including brief artist biographies and recommended recordings.
- ""The 1969 and 1970 Ann Arbor Blues Festivals were truly historic events where the very finest blues musicians in the world were presented to a wider audience for the very first time. These two festivals marked the beginning of a blues festival revolution. The photos and histories from the first two blues festivals in the USA will definitely make Blues in Black and White of great interest to blues lovers worldwide." ""The photos are works of art. It is great to see photos of musicians such as Buddy Guy and Otis Rush looking so young and vibrant. And it is great to see photos of blues legends such as John Lee Hooker, Roosevelt Sykes, Howlin'Wolf, and Son House, who have long since passed away." Peter Madcat Ruth, Grammy-winning blues harmonica player" ""This was really the first time that blues music, especially Chicago/urban blues, was showcased in this way. Sadly, the festivals were not recorded professionally. Mr. Livingston's photos are the best record of the festivals." Michael Jewett, longtime weekday afternoon host of 89.1 Jazz and host of "Blues & Some Uthuh Stuff"" ""If Woodstock was one of the Fifty Moments That Changed Rock ǹ' Roll History, as honored in Rolling Stone magazine, then the Ann Arbor Blues Festival was the coronation for the blues roots that sired rock to begin with....finally we have this amazing book of Stanley Livingston's priceless images, along with Michael Erlewine's detailed chronology." From the foreword by Jim O'Neal, Cofounder, Living Blues magazine" "In 1969 and 1970, the first Ann Arbor Blues Festivals brought together the greatest-ever selection of blues performers---an enormous blues party that seemed to feature every big name in the world of blues." "The Ann Arbor Blues Festival was just that: a festival and celebration of blues. It helped to mark the discovery of modern blues music (and the musicians who made that music) by a much larger audience. The festival, however, was something more than just a white audience discovering black music." "Never before had such a far-reaching list of performers been assembled, including the grandfathers of southern country blues and the hottest electric bands from Chicago. These groundbreaking festivals were the seed that grew into the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival, which continued annually for many years. To name just a few of the dozens of artists who performed at the festival: Luther Allison, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Hound Dog Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, T-Bone Walker, Sippie Wallace, Junior Wells, and Mighty Joe Young."--BOOK JACKET.
- 0472116959 and 9780472116959
- Related Titles:
- History of the Ann Arbor Blues Festival
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