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The British Blues Network: Adoption, Emulation, and Creativity by Andrew Kellett (2017)

After WWII, with the British Empire finally devoid of its former power and importance, young British blues enthusiasts invented their own vision of a new country, they – metaphorically – chose as their preferred home country an idealized (American) life, namely in creating the very personal America with lots of possibilities and adventure. As all […]

Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll by Peter Guralnick (2015)

When one of the best music writers around publishes a book on one of the most important producers/talent-scouts/music explorers ever, the result should be nothing but brilliant. And it actually is. Peter Guralnick must not be introduced, he wrote many excellent books on American music and its respective history, rooted and connected to the American […]