BluesSpeak includes key selections from OCBA‘s (Original Chicago Blues Annual) seven issues and features candid interviews with Koko Taylor, Eddie Boyd, Famoudou Don Moye, Big Daddy Kinsey, Lester Bowie, Junior Wells, Billy Boy Arnold, Herb Kent, Barry Dolins, and many more. Also featured are heartfelt memorials to bygone blues artists, insightful observations on the state of the blues in Chicago and beyond, and dozens of photographs of performers, promoters, and other participants in the worldwide blues scene.
“This collection strikes an excellent balance between interview, blues reportage, and literary work and will be of interest to blues fans, scholars of black literature, and anyone interested in community arts.”–Barry Lee Pearson, coauthor of Robert Johnson: Lost and Found
Lincoln T. Beauchamp Jr. is a Chicago-based musician, writer, publisher, record producer and promoter. Muddy Waters gave him the name “Chicago Beau,” and he has recorded and performed with some of the most respected names in music, including Memphis Slim, Archie Shepp, Pinetop Perkins, Fontella Bass, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the African choir Amakhono We Sinto, and Frank Zappa.
For more info on the book: http://go.illinois.edu/s10beauchamp
Interview: http://www.wgntv.com/news/middaynews/middayfix/wgntv-author-lincoln-beauchamp-bluesspeak,0 ,7999295.story