In the Belly of the Blues: Chicago to Boston to L.A. 1969 to 1983. A Memoir. (Hardcover)

In the Belly of the Blues: Chicago to Boston to L.A. 1969 to 1983. A Memoir. By Terry Abrahamson Cover Image

In the Belly of the Blues: Chicago to Boston to L.A. 1969 to 1983. A Memoir. (Hardcover)

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Terry Abrahamson parlayed his nights at the feet of MUDDY WATERS, HOWLIN' WOLF and HOUND DOG TAYLOR into a

GRAMMY and life in a ROCK & ROLL DREAM. Evolving from a fan of MUDDY WATERS to "The Hoochie Coochie Man's"

friend, traveling companion and songwriting partner, Terry was backstage and onstage with the Blues legends - snapping photos every

night - as the ROLLING STONES, JOHNNY WINTER, BB KING, FREDDIE KING, JOHN LEE HOOKER, KOKO TAYLOR, WILLIE

DIXON and the icons of American music came to sit in. Abrahamson's intimate photos and engaging, and often hilarious, stories,

celebrate the heroes of the MUSIC THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, and cast new light on his discovery of GEORGE THOROGOOD,

his outrageous encounter with BB KING, his creation of the BOSTON CELTICS fight song, and the music he wrote performed by

MUDDY WATERS, PRINCE, JOHN LEE HOOKER, GEORGE THOROGOOD, JOHNNY WINTER and JAMES COTTON. "IN THE BELLY OF THE BLUES" is part of the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME, and its photos have been on exhibition in THE BLUES HALL OF FAME, THE NATIONAL BLUES MUSEUM, WILLIE DIXON'S BLUES HEAVEN MUSEUM AT CHESS STUDIOS, THE CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL, THE DELTA BLUES MUSEUM, CHICAGO HISTORICAL SOCIETY and the CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY. His live events have honored the Blues as the first voice of defiance to rise from the cotton fields in defiance of White Supremacy, and have touched audiences with vivid memories of music and culture of the 1960's.

His school programs show kids how to use the tools of the Blues - language twisting, Blues Names, whimsy, swagger and imagination - to find their voices, to be heard by the world in the way they want the world to hear them. Abrahamson, who has had his music performed by five members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - PRINCE, MUDDY, HOOKER, JOAN JETT & CLARENCE CLEMONS - is also the recipient of two BLUES MUSIC AWARDS for music he created for SHEMEKIA COPELAND.

Product Details ISBN: 9780578102115
ISBN-10: 0578102110
Publisher: Abrahamson Publishers
Publication Date: August 15th, 2023
Pages: 60
Language: English