Down at Theresas: Chicago Blues: The Photographs of Marc PoKempner Wolfgang Schorlau

ISBN: 9783791323008

Published: April 1st 2000

Hardcover

100 pages


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Down at Theresas: Chicago Blues: The Photographs of Marc PoKempner  by  Wolfgang Schorlau

Down at Theresas: Chicago Blues: The Photographs of Marc PoKempner by Wolfgang Schorlau
April 1st 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 100 pages | ISBN: 9783791323008 | 4.27 Mb

The booming industries of Chicago acted as a magnet for rural migrants from the Delta region of North Western Mississippi in the 1940s and 50s. The often painful adjustments made by these new arrivals in the Windy City led to the rise of a newMoreThe booming industries of Chicago acted as a magnet for rural migrants from the Delta region of North Western Mississippi in the 1940s and 50s. The often painful adjustments made by these new arrivals in the Windy City led to the rise of a new musical form, an electrified urban version of the blues that was soon ringing out from the bars and clubs of the citys South Side.The impact that this music was to have on the development of popular music in the 20th century is impossible to overstate -- although its originators were often not the ones to pocket the profits.

Blues lyrics -- concise, earthy, humorous, or downright dirty -- encapsulated the urban experience as no music had done before.



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