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Stanley Livingston

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Pages: 144

Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN REGIONAL (June 25, 2010)

ISBN: 0472116959

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"This used to be particularly the 1st time that blues song, specifically Chicago/urban blues, used to be showcased during this approach. unfortunately, the gala's weren't recorded professionally. So Mr. Livingston's pictures are the easiest list of the festivals."---Michael Jewett, longtime weekday afternoon host of 89.1 Jazz and host of "Blues & a few Uthuh Stuff""The pictures are artworks. it really is nice to work out photographs of musicians equivalent to blood brother man and James Cotton having a look so younger and colourful. And it's nice to work out pictures of blues legends reminiscent of John Lee Hooker, Roosevelt Sykes, Howlin' Wolf, and Son condominium, who've lengthy given that handed away."---Peter Madcat Ruth, Grammy-winning blues harmonica player"If Woodstock used to be one of many Fifty Moments that modified Rock 'n' Roll historical past, as venerated in Rolling Stone journal, then the Ann Arbor Blues competition was once the coronation for the blues roots that sired rock firstly. . . . eventually we have now this outstanding booklet of Stanley Livingston's precious photographs, besides Michael Erlewine's precise chronology."---From the foreword by way of Jim O'Neal, Cofounder, dwelling Blues MagazineIn 1969 and 1970, the 1st Ann Arbor Blues fairs introduced jointly the greatest-ever number of blues performers---an huge, immense blues celebration that looked as if it would function each superstar on this planet of blues.The Ann Arbor Blues pageant was once simply that: a competition and social gathering of urban blues. It helped to mark the invention of contemporary blues song (and the musicians who made that track) by way of a miles higher viewers. The pageant, even though, was once anything greater than only a white viewers learning black music.Never ahead of had this type of far-reaching checklist of performers been assembled, together with the grandfathers of southern state blues and the most well liked electrical bands from Chicago. those groundbreaking fairs have been the seed that grew into the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz competition, which was once persevered each year for a few years. to call quite a few of the handfuls of artists who played on the competition: Luther Allison, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Hound puppy Taylor, massive Mama Thorton, T-Bone Walker, Sippie Wallace, Junior Wells, and strong Joe Young.Stanley Livingston, a qualified photographer from Ann Arbor, captured those mythical performances onstage---as good because the goings-on behind the curtain. Livingston's millions of pictures from those fairs, formerly unpublished and identified purely to a couple, are the most effective candid blues photographs ever taken. including editor and archivist Michael Erlewine's textual content accompaniments, those images, reproduced the following as top of the range duotones, contain a visible historical past and significant souvenir for blues aficionados everywhere.Stanley Livingston was once an award-winning photographer dwelling and dealing in Ann Arbor till he kicked the bucket in 2010, after the booklet used to be released.Michael Erlewine, additionally from Ann Arbor, is a well known archivist of pop culture and founding father of the All-Music advisor (allmusic.com) and editor of a couple of books on blues and jazz.Cover photograph of B.B. King via Stanley Livingston

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