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Blues: The British Connection: The Stones, Clapton, Fleetwood Mac and the Story of Blues in Britain Paperback – Apr 1 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Helter Skelter Publishing; 1 edition (April 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1900924412
  • ISBN-13: 978-1900924412
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.3 x 21.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,502,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Brunning has performed with blues bands since 1967 (when he broke in with Fleetwood Mac and Savoy Brown), which adds both authority and an insider's perspective to this excellent history of British blues. The early style changed after visits to the U.K. during the '50s by Muddy Waters and other Americans. Then came the '60s explosionAlexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, John Mayall, the Animals, Manfred Mann, the Spencer Davis Group, the Pretty Things and Ten Years After. Brunning traces events to the present, but his best chapters recount the pleasures, miseries and "eternal problems for white bands who worked with visiting American bluesmen." He recalls one conflict: "The only words Jimmy Witherspoon said to me during the three days' residency was when he walked over to me whilst we were on stage and said, 'Tell that f-----g guitar player to turn down, or I'll knock him off the stage.' " Brunning skillfully blends his own memories with those of many other British musicians; the result is an informative, energetic, entertaining, fast-paced survey.
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About the Author

Bob Brunning was the bass player in an early incarnation of Fleetwood Mac. Since then he has played in a vast array of blues bands, including many line-ups of his own recording and touring Deluxe Blues Band. He is also the author of Blues: The British Connection and Fleetwood Mac: Rumours and Lies

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As the original bassist for Fleetwood Mac and a former member of Savoy Brown, Brunning was in a unique position to observe the British Blues Movement exploding around him. Indeed, his own Brunning-Hall band (and Two-off project, Tramp) brought together some of the UK's brightest blues talents. Brunning uses these experiences plus numerous personal interviews to craft an engaging and frequently amusing account of this important (and frequently neglected) art form. I've gone through a couple of editions of this book and read each chapter several times. I recommend without hesitation.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Important Book from One Who Was There Dec 13 2003
By SF Sorrow - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As the original bassist for Fleetwood Mac and a former member of Savoy Brown, Brunning was in a unique position to observe the British Blues Movement exploding around him. Indeed, his own Brunning-Hall band (and Two-off project, Tramp) brought together some of the UK's brightest blues talents. Brunning uses these experiences plus numerous personal interviews to craft an engaging and frequently amusing account of this important (and frequently neglected) art form. I've gone through a couple of editions of this book and read each chapter several times. I recommend without hesitation.
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I Must Most Reluctantly Contend Otherwise... Oct. 8 2013
By Bryan D. Bowman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Mr. Sorrow is gracious in his appreciation of the book. I will simply point out that I learned little or nothing about the artists that Mr Brunning has worked with that I was curious about. And the things he chose to focus on, particularly in his personal life, I have little interest in. Mr Brunning is very big on Telling us how wonderful this or that performance may have been while seldom giving us what made it wonderful. I also found it perplexing how little he had to say about his own playing. There is more than one way to play the bass. What were the artistic decisions that led to his style? I can't imagine how even the most avid completist in this genre would be as fascinated as Mr Sorrow seems to be. Mr Brunning is probably a smashing chap to sit for a cuppa with, but a compelling storyteller he is not.


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