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BluesSpeak: Best of the Original Chicago Blues Annual

BluesSpeak: Best of the Original Chicago Blues Annual (Paperback)

Edited by Beauchamp, Lincoln T.

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This incomparable anthology collects articles, interviews, fiction, and poetry from the Original Chicago Blues Annual , one of music history's most significant periodical blues publications. Founded and operated from 1989 to 1995 by African American musician and entrepreneur Linc...oln T. Beauchamp Jr., OCBA gave voice to the blues community and often frankly addressed contentious issues within the blues such as race, identity, prejudice, wealth, gender, and inequity. OCBA often expressed an explicitly black perspective, but its contributors were a mix of black and white, American and international. Likewise, although OCBA 's roots and main focus were in Chicago, Beauchamp's vision for the publication (and his own activities as a blues performer and promoter) embraced an international dimension, reflecting a broad diversity of blues audiences and activities in locations as far flung as Iceland, Poland, France, Italy, and South Africa. This volume includes key selections from OCBA 's seven issues and features candid interviews with blues luminaries such as Koko Taylor, Eddie Boyd, Famoudou Don Moye, Big Daddy Kinsey, Lester Bowie, Junior Wells, Billy Boy Arnold, Herb Kent, Barry Dolins, and many more. Also featured are heartfelt memorials to bygone blues artists, insightful observations on the state of the blues in Chicago and beyond, and dozens of photographs of performers, promoters, and other participants in the worldwide blues scene.
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ISBN 9780252076923
Released NZ 15 Aug 2010
Format Paperback
2 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780252076923
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Imprint University of Illinois Press
Released 15 Aug 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Beauchamp, Lincoln T.
Category Blues music
World History: From C 1900 -
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 279mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 781.643
Weight 535g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text General/trade