Publisher: Pelican Publishing
The rise and development of a unique musical form. Inducted into the Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame under its original title Walking to New Orleans, this fascinating history focuses on the music of major R&B artists and the crucial contributions of the New Orleans music industry. Newly revised for this edition, much of the material comes firsthand from those who helped create the genre, including Fats Domino, Ray Charles, and Wardell Quezergue.
Updates to the overview include new input from Jeff Hannusch, Rick Coleman, Ben Sandmel, and Ira Padnos, including information to the support from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, community radio station WWOZ, and Offbeat magazine. More than one hundred photographs, a comprehensive appendix featuring a list of hit R&B records produced in New Orleans, and new biographical data make this an indispensable book for music lovers and researchers everywhere.