Subtitle The Players and Guitars That Shaped the Music

Pete Prown
Price $40.00 / £30.00
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Sure to strike a chord with guitarists and blues fans, this authoritative and photo-filled volume includes over 150 of the genre’s greatest players and performers from the prewar era to present.

From blues pioneers like Robert Johnson, Son House, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Memphis Minnie to today’s hottest guitar slingers such as Derek Trucks, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., and Samantha Fish, The Ultimate Book of Blues Guitar Legends is your guide to the instruments and musicians that made blues a cornerstone of American culture and the very foundation of rock and roll. Author and guitar journalist Pete Prown presents his subjects by blues-defining eras and subgenres, including: early acoustic and country blues, Chicago blues, the British Invasion, blues rock, and more.

Prown’s knowledgeable discussions examine specific noteworthy guitars each player made famous, as well as effects pedals, amplifiers, and career overviews that include the players’ first-person revelations and insights.

Illustrated with photos of the guitarists in action, the book also features sidebars on influencers who were pioneers of various styles and subgenres, techniques like slide guitar, blues jargon, and influential women who helped shape the blues.

Guitarists profiled include:
Robert Johnson
Son House
T-Bone Walker
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Lightnin’ Hopkins
B. B. King
Freddie King
Albert King
Albert Collins
Otis Rush
Buddy Guy
John Lee Hooker
Mississippi John Hurt
Muddy Waters
Howlin’ Wolf
Brian Jones
Keith Richards
Michael Bloomfield
Eric Clapton
Jimi Hendrix
Peter Green
Jeff Beck
Jimmy Page
Mick Taylor
Alvin Lee
Duane Allman
Dickey Betts
Johnny Winter
Roy Buchanan
Carlos Santana
Billy F Gibbons
Rory Gallagher
Lowell George
Robin Trower
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Jimmie Vaughan
Robert Cray
Bonnie Raitt
Gary Moore
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Jonny Lang
Sonny Landreth
Warren Haynes
Derek Trucks
Joe Bonamassa
Gary Clark Jr.
Christone Ingram

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Format Hardcover Book 200 Pages
ISBN 9780760387566
Size8.50 in x 11.00 in / 215.90 mm x 279.40 mm
Published Date October 29th, 2024
Pete Prown
Pete Prown began writing about guitars and music in 1985. Today, he’s a regular contributor and music editor at Vintage Guitar magazine, and his work has been featured in Guitar Player, Guitar for the Practicing Musician, Guitar One, and Car Stereo Review, among others. Prown has also written several guitar books, including Legends of Rock Guitar (with HP Newquist, 1997); Modal Riffs for Rock Guitar (1995); Gear Secrets of the Guitar Legends (with Lisa Sharken, 2003); Shred! The Ultimate Guide to Warp-Speed Guitar (with Rich Maloof, 2006); Ultimate Heavy Metal Guitars (2023); and The Ultimate Book of Blues Guitars (2024).
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