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Bay Area Blues

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In this unique and fascinating book photographer Michelle Vignes creates a portrait of the blues scene in the San Francisco Bay Area and shows a side of the music world that is seldom brought into public view. As Lee Hildebrand explains in the introduction, "Unlike the better-known Chicago variety, which came north from Mississippi, (Bay Area) blues is rooted in the ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Pomegranate Communications
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Paul Secor
Nov 14, 2011 Paul Secor rated it really liked it
Bay Area Blues is exactly what the title says: a book of photographs taken mostly in clubs (primarily in Oakland) by a French photographer, Michelle Vignes, with introductory comments by Lee Hildebrand. The northern California blues scene has been somewhat overlooked in blues histories and even more overlooked when photographs come into consideration. Bay Area Blues helps to rectify that situation.
The first photograph in the book is one of Bob Geddins, perhaps fittingly, since he recorded many n
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