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5.0 out of 5 stars A vital book for anyone who's ever listened to rock.
I write this from the perspective of someone who lives as far away from the Mississippi delta as you can get - I was born, brought up and live in India. I listened to The Beatles and everything that went after, for years, and thought the blues was boring guitar exhibitionism!
I happened across Robert Palmer's book at the local American Center library and to invoke a...
Published on 17 July 1998

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3.0 out of 5 stars Full of interesting information but not an easily followed narrative
Full of interesting information but not an easily followed narrative. Maybe just the way that I read books. It will help me to enjoy an upcoming visit to the Mississippi delta.
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5.0 out of 5 stars As good as they say!, 11 Mar 2014
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A highly detailed and well written book charting the development of the Blues from African roots to global influence. It is particularly informative about Charley Patton and, of course, Muddy Waters, who speaks through this book almost like an autobiography. Palmer had an ability to put things into context and to draw many divergent strands together.

A truly excellent book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great history of the blues., 23 Aug 2014
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A great book on the history of the blues, the area it came from and the people who started it all off.I already have a CD of Son House's music and intend to search You Tube for some of the other artists.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Full of interesting information but not an easily followed narrative, 27 Aug 2014
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Full of interesting information but not an easily followed narrative. Maybe just the way that I read books. It will help me to enjoy an upcoming visit to the Mississippi delta.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 29 Aug 2014
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Good read, could have been a bit longer...
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars god bless mr. palmer, 5 Dec 1997
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the best consice history of blues I have ever read and i read them all. god bless MR> palmer
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books on Blues Music, 11 July 1998
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This is one of the best books on the evolution of modern music that I've ever read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a must read, 30 Jan 1997
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That person took what I was going to say! I agree with everything they said about this book. I've read every book of any substance out there about blues, especially the early country blues, and I find this book to be one if not the most pleasurable of all. It really pulls you in with vivid details and relationships concerning these artists and there importance to each other as a cultural group of musicians working from a common foundation. Robert palmer please write another. How about a biography of R.L burnside as a student of the blues?
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