Blues And Roots, Heard Like Never Before

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(Credit: Little, Brown and Company)
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To say that Peter Guralnick is passionate about the blues and American roots music would be quite the understatement. The Grammy Award-winning music historian came of age in the late 1950s and '60s here in the Boston area, where he covered the folk, rock and blues scene for the Boston Phoenix, among other publications. In the 1970s, he published a pair of books, Feel Like Going Home and Lost Highway, about some of the great musicians of the times — from Muddy Waters, to Howlin' Wolf, to country music legend Merle Haggard.

Now, the books are being re-released as enhanced e-books, with audio and video excerpts from his original interviews with these musicians.


Peter Guralnick, music historian and writer.


Rolling Stone, "Muddy Waters wasn't a fan of discussing his music, but he did with Peter Guralnick for the author's landmark 1971 book Feel Like Going Home: Portraits in Blues and Rock & Roll, which included profiles of rock and blues pioneers like Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Jerry Lee Lewis."

This segment aired on December 4, 2013.


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