Publisher: University of Texas Press; First Edition edition (April 1, 2003)
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Winner, most sensible publication by way of a neighborhood writer, better of Houston Awards, Houston Press, 2003Rounce & Coffin membership Western Books Exhibition, 2004In the golf equipment, ballrooms, and fish fry joints of neighborhoods resembling 3rd Ward, Frenchtown, Sunnyside, and Double Bayou, Houston's African American neighborhood birthed a colourful and specific slice of the blues. starting from the down-home sounds of Lightnin' Hopkins to the extra sophisticated orchestrations of the Duke-Peacock recording empire and past, Houston blues was once and is the voice of a working-class neighborhood, an ongoing dialog approximately solid occasions and difficult occasions, smokin' Saturday nights and Blue Mondays. in view that 1995, Roger wooden and James Fraher were collecting the tale of the blues in Houston. during this ebook, they draw on dozens of interviews with blues musicians, membership proprietors, viewers contributors, and track manufacturers, in addition to dramatic black-and-white photos of performers and venues, to offer a lovingly specified portrait of the Houston blues scene, prior and current. Going again to the early days with Lightnin' Hopkins, they persist with the blues from the streets of Houston's 3rd and 5th Wards to its influence at the wider American blues scene. alongside the best way, they consider the lively blues neighborhood that sprang up after global battle II, mourn its decline within the Civil Rights period, and rejoice the vigorous, if occasionally ignored, blues tradition that also calls Houston domestic. wooden and Fraher finish the e-book with an unforgettable reunion of Houston blues legends that they hung on January three, 1998.