Blues From the Bayou : The Rhythms of Baton Rouge by Julian C. Piper

By Julian C. Piper

This intensely own and enjoyable account is a image of Blues from an intruder welcomed into the internal circles of Southern Blues icons. In his early forties, Englishman Julian C. Piper spent a 12 months in another country at Louisiana country college learning and performed blues essentially on the Blues field in Baton Rouge. There he met the various musicians with whom he carried out interviews among 1987 and 1988. these interviews shape the foundation of this ebook. via his shut friendship with Blues field proprietor Tabby Thomas and his son Chris, Piper accumulated tales of blues luminaries together with Silas Hogan, Robert Pete Williams, Huddie “Leadbelly” Ledbetter, Lonesome sunset, Chris Thomas King, Lightening narrow, and plenty of more.

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