The Blues Highway: New Orleans to Chicago - Trailblazer

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The Blues Highway: New Orleans to Chicago (A travel and music guide).
La autopista del Blues: De Nueva Orleans a Chicago (Una guía de música y viaje).
Idioma: INGLÉS.
Autor: Richard Knight.
2ª edición.
304 páginas.
52 mapas.
26 fotos a color.
25 fotos Blanco y negro.
210mm x 135mm.
The Blues Highway is a classic road trip through the cradle of musical innovation in America. This definitive travel and music guide follows Highway 61 and the Mississippi River to explore the roots of jazz, blues, Cajun, zydeco, country, gospel, soul and rock & roll music.

Trace the story from Congo Square in New Orleans to down-home Delta blues joints then on to Memphis, Nashville, St Louis, Davenport and eventually to Chicago. This is the journey that many African-Americans made from the cotton fields of the South to the tenements of Chicago in search of work during the years of the Great Migration. As they traveled, so they took their music with them.

Comprehensive city guides with 50 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 ? taste Creole cooking or practise voodoo.

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.

Exclusive interviews - with music legends ''Honeyboy'' Edwards, Little Milton, Wilson Pickett, Sam Phillips, the late Rufus Thomas, Ike Turner and many more.