Meeting the Blues – The Rise of the Texas Sound by Alan Govenar

Z.Z. Hill, Albert Collins, Leadbelly, Mance Lipscomb, Bobby "Blue" Bland, "Lightnin'" Hopkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, Charlie Christian, Charles Brown, "Cleanhead" Vinson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Johnny Winter, Clifton Chenier, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, B.B. King, "T-Bone" Walker, Lowell Fulson--these are just a few of the many Texas blues makers pictured and profiled in Alan Govenar's Meeting the Blues , a book that not only vividly documents the rise of Texas blues, but also gives it life through the words of the men and women who sing the lyrics and play the music. With more than 200 rare and new photographs, a selected discography of blues recordings, and oral histories from almost everyone involved with creating the Texas sound, Meeting the Blues is an unforgettable chronicle of one of America's richest and most exciting music scenes.