Slim Harpo: Blues King bee of Baton Rouge download free [PDF and Ebook] by Martin Hawkins

Slim Harpo: Blues King bee of Baton Rouge download free [PDF and Ebook] by Martin Hawkins year 2016
  • Book name: Slim Harpo: Blues King bee of Baton Rouge
  • Author: Martin Hawkins
  • Release date: 2016/11/12
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Reference
  • ISBN: 9780807164532
  • Rating: 8.81 of 10
  • Votes: 542
  • Review by: Allie Bowlin
  • Review rating: 7.36 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/6
  • Total pages: 416
  • Includes a PDF summary of 41 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: As Louis Armstrong forever tethered jazz to New Orleans and Clifton Chenier fixed Lafayette as home to zydeco, Slim Harpo established Baton Rouge as a base for the blues. In the only complete biography of this internationally renowned blues singer and musician, Martin Hawkins traces Harpo's rural upbringing near Louisiana's capital, his professional development fostered by the local music scene, and his national success with R&B hits like Rainin' in My Heart, Baby Scratch My Back, and I'm A King Bee, among others. Hawkins follows Harpo's global musical impact from the early 1960s to today and offers a detailed look at the nature of the independent recording business that enabled his remarkable legacy.With new research and interviews, Hawkins fills in previous biographical gaps and redresses misinformation about Harpo's life. In addition to weaving the musician's career into the lives of other Louisiana blues players-including Lightnin' Slim, Lazy Lester, and Silas Hogan-the author discusses the pioneering role of Crowley, Louisiana, record producer J. D. Miller and illustrates how Excello Records in Nashville brought national attention to Harpo's music recorded in Louisiana.This engaging narrative examines Harpo's various recording sessions and provides a detailed discography, as well as a list of blues-related records by fellow Baton Rouge artists. Slim Harpo: Blues King Bee of Baton Rouge will stand as the ultimate resource on the musician's life and the rich history of Baton Rouge's blues heritage.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 23H6M39S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Music, Individual Composers & Musicians, Specific Bands & Groups, Biography: General, Biography: Arts & Entertainment, Regional Studies, Blues
  • Available formats: EPUB, TCR, TXT, DOCX, TXTz, PDF, DOC, WORD. Compressed in ACE, RAR, ZIP, CBR, 7Z
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 38.17 USD
  • Dimensions: 157x236x30mm
  • Weight: 699g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Baton Rouge, United States

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