The Big Book of Blues - Robert Santelli
A biographical encyclopedia, containing more than 600 entries. This book references every important blues artist from Bessie Smith to Koko Taylor to Robert Cray. Each entry provides an essential biography, documents their musical character, their contribution to the blues, tracks their recording career and provides a list of essential listening. Covers Chicago blues, Piedmont Blues, Mississippi Delta and Texas blues, and so much more (paperback, used, nearly new).