Blues & Chaos

Blues & Chaos

The Music Writing of Robert Palmer

Book - 2009
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Collects the works of the late music critic and contributor to Rolling Stone and arranges them by theme and genre, including gripping stories about John Lennon, Led Zeppelin, Miles Davis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Muddy Waters and more.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2009
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 1416599746 (hbk.)
9781416599746 (hbk.)
Branch Call Number: 781.64 PAL
Characteristics: xxiv, 452 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: DeCurtis, Anthony
Alternative Title: Blues and chaos

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Dec 19, 2015

"A love of music was more evident in him than in anybody I ever met."-Robbie Robertson (The Band)
The late Robert Palmer (not to be confused with the singer) never had as high of a profile as other first generation rock critics (Lester Bangs, Greil Marcus, Robert Crisco), but he's arguably the most perceptive and passionate of the lot. He's best known for his great book on early blues called "Deep Blues," but this well-chosen and organized collection shows that he had wide ranging interests and wrote with intelligence and nuance about jazz, early rock and roll, world music, and punk. It's a mix of articles, reviews, and interviews with Eric Clapton and William S. Burroughs. Should be on the bookshelf of any serious music fan.

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