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General Information

Name:  Rob Riseman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Bob Reisman is a 'Blues Historian' who writes about the history of 'Blues' in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bob Riesman is coeditor of Chicago Folk: Images of the Sixties Music Scene: The Photographs of Raeburn Flerlage. He produced and co-wrote the television documentary American Roots Music: Chicago, and was a contributor to Routledge’s Encyclopedia of the Blues.

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I feel so good :
ISBN: 0226717453. OCLC Number: 648935976

The University of Chicago Press,. .

He was one of the most celebrated blues artists of his era, a visionary Chicago singer-songwriter in the 1930s; his overseas tours in the 1950s ignited the British blues-rock explosion of the 1960s. But Big Bill Broonzy has been virtually forgotten by the popular culture he helped shape. Riesman details Big Bill's complicated personal saga, and provides a definitive account of his life and music.