Legends of the Blues

Legends of the Blues

Book - 2013
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Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Robert Johnson, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Howlin’ Wolf, Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters—say their names out loud and you can just hear the blues. Now, acclaimed artist William Stout visualizes these artists and their music with 100 stunning portraits. This graphically powerful collection includes profiles of classic musicians drawn by a master illustrator. Stout beautifully captures the signature style of each blues legend and then adds authoritative biographical text with personal and humorous writing that brings it on home. Includes recommended playlists and an exclusive bonus music CD.

Praise for Legends of the Blues:

“So good, you’d think illustrator William Stout made a deal with the devil.” —Mother Jones.com

“I could go on and on about how much I love Stout's detailed pen-and-ink work and pleasing watercolors” – Boing Boing

Baker & Taylor
Profiles major blues musicians, including Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, and Bessie Smith.

Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2013
ISBN: 9781419706868
Branch Call Number: 781.643 STOUT
Characteristics: 223 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm


From Library Staff

If you want a quick overview of the blues - which was pioneered by African-Americans - then this is the book for you! Stout provides biographical profiles, personal anecdotes, humorous stories and recommended songs for your enjoyment.

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