Robert Hokum's Blues Book List for the 2019 Chiswick Book Festival

Robert Hokum’s Blues Book List

Here’s a list of the books recommended  in Robert Hokum’s Chiswick Book Festival presentation How West London Rocked The World on 18 September 2019:

Alan Lomax – ‘The Land Where The Blues Began’ **

B.B.King with David Ritz – ‘The Autobiography’

Barry Miles – ‘London Calling – a Countercultural History of London Since 1945’

Bill Wyman’s Blues Odyssey

Billy Bragg – ‘Roots Radicals & Rockers – How Skiffle Changed the World’ **

Charles Shaar Murray – ‘Boogie Man: the Adventures of John Lee Hooker’

Dick Heckstall-Smith with Peter Grant – ‘Blowing The Blues – Fifty Years of Playing The British Blues’

Elijah Wald – ‘Escaping the Delta – Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues’ **

Frank Malabe & Bob Weiner – ‘Afro Cuban Rhythms for Drumset’

Gunnar Lindgren – ‘The Arabic Roots of Jazz and Blues’ – Many Musics Action Programme *

Jimi Hendrix – ‘Starting at Zero – His Own Story’

John Zwed  – ‘The Man Who Recorded The World – a biography of Alan Lomax’

Mezz Mezzrow – ‘Really The Blues’

Mo Foster – ‘Play Like Elvis’

Richard Kostelanetz – ‘The B.B. King Companion’

Robert Gordon – ‘Can’t Be Satisfied – The Life and Times of Muddy Waters’

Sharon Lawrence – ‘Jimi Hendrix, the Man, the Magic, the Truth’

Sylviane A. Diouf – ‘What Islam Gave the Blues’ – Published by ‘Renovato’, the Journal of Zaytuna College *

Wikipedia – ‘Origins of The Blues’ *

DVD – Don McGlynn – ‘The Howlin’ Wolf Story – The Secret History of Rock’n’Roll’

* Available free on the Internet.   

** Highly recommended