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Blues Unlimited
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In 1963, the launch of the magazine Blues Unlimited helped fuel the then-nascent, now-legendary blues revival of the time. For the next twenty-five years, Blues Unlimited heightened the literacy of blues fans, documented the latest news and career histories of countless musicians, and set the standard for revealing long-form interviews. Conducted by Bill Greensmith, Leadbitter, Mike Rowe, John Broven, and others, and covering a who's who of blues masters, these essential interviews from twenty-five years of Blues Unlimited shed light on their subjects while gleaning colorful detail from the rough and tumble of blues history. Here is an eyewitness account of the blues written in neon lights and tears, an American epic of struggle and transcendence, of Saturday night triumphs and Sunday morning obscurity, of clean picking and dirty deals. Featuring interviews with: Fontella Bass, Ralph Bass, Fred Below, Juke Boy Bonner, Roy Brown, Albert Collins, James Cotton, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Joe Dean, Henry Glover, L.C. Green, Dr. Hepcat, Red Holloway, Louise Johnson, Floyd Jones, Moody Jones, Freddie King, Big Maceo Merriweather, Walter Mitchell, Louis Myers, Johnny Otis, Snooky Pryor, Sparks Brothers, Jimmy Thomas, Jimmy Walker, and Baby Boy Warren.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Foreword
  2. Tony Russell
  3. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. Bill Greensmith
  3. pp. xv-xxviii
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  1. Regional Blues
  2. Mike Rowe
  3. pp. xxix-xxxii
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  1. Part I. Chicago
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Freddie King
  2. Mark Camarigg, Mike Leadbitter
  3. pp. 3-12
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  1. Jimmy Walker
  2. Mike Rowe
  3. pp. 13-21
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  1. Louis Myers
  2. Bill Greensmith
  3. pp. 22-44
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  1. James Cotton
  2. Bill Greensmith
  3. pp. 45-64
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  1. Red Holloway
  2. Bill Greensmith
  3. pp. 65-91
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  1. Fred Below
  2. Bill Greensmith
  3. pp. 92-105
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  1. The Old Swing-Masters: Moody Jones, Floyd Jones, and Snooky Pryor
  2. Mike Rowe
  3. pp. 106-150
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  1. Part II. Detroit
  2. pp. 151-152
  1. Baby Boy Warren
  2. Mike Rowe, Mike Leadbitter
  3. pp. 153-161
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  1. Big Maceo
  2. Mike Rowe
  3. pp. 162-171
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  1. Walter Mitchell
  2. Bill Greensmith
  3. pp. 172-184
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  1. LC Green
  2. Mike Rowe
  3. pp. 185-186
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  1. Part III. St. Louis
  2. pp. 187-188
  1. Jimmy Thomas
  2. Bill Greensmith, Cilla Huggins
  3. pp. 189-260
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  1. Joe Dean
  2. Mike Rowe
  3. pp. 261-277
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  1. Sparks Brothers
  2. Mike Rowe, Charlie O’Brien
  3. pp. 278-290
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  1. Fontella Bass
  2. pp. 291-304
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  1. Part IV. Mississippi
  2. pp. 305-306
  1. Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
  2. Mark Camarigg, Mike Leadbitter
  3. pp. 307-314
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  1. Louise Johnson
  2. Mark Camarigg, Bob Hall, Richard Noblett
  3. pp. 315-322
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  1. Part V. Texas
  2. pp. 323-324
  1. Juke Boy Bonner
  2. Mark Camarigg, Mike Leadbitter
  3. pp. 325-334
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  1. Dr. Hepcat
  2. Mark Camarigg, Mike Rowe
  3. pp. 335-344
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  1. Albert Collins
  2. Mark Camarigg, Denis Lewis, Cilla Huggins
  3. pp. 345-358
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  1. Part VI. West Coast
  2. pp. 359-360
  1. Johnny Otis
  2. John Broven, Mike Leadbitter, Simon Napier
  3. pp. 361-367
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  1. Roy Brown
  2. John Broven
  3. pp. 368-400
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  1. Part VII. Record Men
  2. pp. 401-402
  1. Henry Glover
  2. Steve Tracy
  3. pp. 403-415
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  1. Ralph Bass
  2. Bill Greensmith, Norbert Hess
  3. pp. 416-434
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 435-456
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  1. About the Editors, Other Works in the Series, Colophon
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