"The Blues Highway" is a classic road trip through the cradle of musical innovation in America. This definitive travel and music guide follows Highway 61 and the Mississippi River to explore the roots of jazz, blues, Cajun, zydeco, country, gospel, soul, and rock & roll music.
The Blues Highway is a classic road trip through the cradle of musical innovation in America. This definitive travel and music guide follows Highway 61 and the Mississippi River to explore the roots of jazz, blues, Cajun, zydeco, country, gospel, soul, and rock & roll music.
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"If you have even the remotest interest in the blues or are thinking of visiting any part of the country cut through by Route 61, then you would be mad, bad, or otherwise afflicted not to take this along." --"The Sunday Times" (UK) "Perfect...not only is this book stuffed with the kind of information you could waste hours looking for on the spot but it breaks it up with mini essays on blues, jazz, Cajun and zydeco and snappy interviews with performers." --"Mojo" "A great book. The Blues Highway' passes the ultimate test of any travel guide - you read it and you instantly want to be there, whether it's the zydeco clubs of Lafayette or Sun Studios in memphis. Even if you can't make the trip, read the book and dream." --"Uncut" "For those intending to travel the Blues Highway, I envy you. For those who are unable to make the trip, read this and weep." --"Jazz Journal International" "A fascinating read" --"Time Out" "Vital information for the stranger in a strange land which you won't find in more straightforward historical narratives concerning the blues. In depth information supported by useful maps." --"Blueprint" "The Blues Highway' is not only essential reading for those people wishing to undertake the journey but also for the many armchair travellers. A meticulously prepared, highly readable book." --"Just Jazz" "A guide to the soul. The book not only covers the usual topics but interweaves the history of the area's music. Everything from jazz to rock & roll is covered." --"The Daily Express" (UK) "A trail followed by fans of every musical discipline from zydeco to soul. A practical guide for anyone intent on a pilgrimage." --"The Daily Telegraph" (UK) "There's a spirit that goes all the way up Highway 61 and on into Chicago. Anyone that reads this book, I can tell them, there's a magic--there's a feel'. --Sam Phillips, founder of Sun Records
About Richard Knight
Richard Knight is a former winner of the Travel South USA Young Travel Writer of the Year Award. He writes for numerous newspapers and magazines in Britain and the United States, including "The Times" and "The Sunday Telegraph." He has written or contributed to several travel books and is founder of Roots of Rhythm Travel, a specialist tour company for music lovers.
The Blues Highway by Richard Knight
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