Individual Author Record
Name: Rob RisemanPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Other Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionBob Reisman is a 'Blues Historian' who writes about the history of 'Blues' in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationBob 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: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy
ISBN: 0226717453 University of Chicago Press. 2011
A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903–1958) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the 1930s. His success came as he fused traditional rural blues with the electrified sound that was beginning to emerge in Chicago. This, however, was just one step in his remarkable journey: Big Bill was constantly reinventing himself, both in reality and in his retellings of it. Bob Riesman’s groundbreaking biography tells the compelling life story of a lost figure from the annals of music history.