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Bars, Blues, and Booze collects lively bar tales from the intersection of black and white musical cultures in the South Many of these stories do not seem dignified, decent, or filled with uplifting euphoria, but they are real narratives of people who worked hard with their hands during the week to celebrate the weekend with music and mind altering substances These are stories of musicians who may not be famous celebrities but are men and women deeply occupied with their craft professional musicians stuck with a day job The collection also includes stories from fans and bar owners, people vital to shaping a local music scene The stories explore the crossroads, that intoxicated intersection of spirituality, race, and music that forms a rich, southern vernacular In personal narratives, musicians and partygoers relate tales of narrow escape almost getting busted by the law while transporting moonshine , of desperate poverty rat infested kitchens and repossessed cars , of magic hiring a root doctor to make a charm , and loss death or incarceration Here are stories of defiant miscegenation, of forgetting race and going out to eat together after a jam, and then not being served Assorted boasts of improbable hijinks give the blue collar musician a wild, gritty glamour and emphasize the riotous freedom of their fans, who sometimes risk the strong arm of southern liquor laws in order to chase the good times....

Title : Bars, Blues, and Booze: Stories from the Drink House (American Made Music Series)
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ISBN : 1496806395
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : University Press of Mississippi April 27, 2016
Number of Pages : 272 pages
File Size : 589 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Bars, Blues, and Booze: Stories from the Drink House (American Made Music Series) Reviews

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-03-14 14:56

    Captures the South in its paradox of professing one set of moral values but living another and how this created a vibrant music and social scene.

  • Joseph C. Wood
    2019-03-06 15:01

    Enjoying the writing of a friend about several people that we know!

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-03-10 15:11

    Great stories from local blues men and women about the character of local blues "drink houses"