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Between Midnight and Day: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive Paperback – October 30, 2003


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press; First Edition edition (October 30, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560255471
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560255475
  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 9.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,103,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Spend time with the 120 b&w photos; they reveal the complex, pressing emotions that drove the music." -- Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat Magazine, April 2004

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Once I started reading this book, putting it down was impossible.
Shelly Markofsky
The photos are stunning: among the best ever taken of the great blues artists who were active during the 1960s and 1970s.
Mark C. Hoffman
The pictures are great...but the stories told are more enjoyable to me.
P J Penrose

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By dreschrode on December 29, 2003
Format: Paperback
An extraordinary read! I feared that this book was receiving so much praise because blues geeks felt that they had to eulogize the talents of this famed sixties blues promoter. No, it's not hype, this book really does hit new highs in great closeup shots and portraits, woven together with rich and personal tales that describe the crossing of Waterman's path with that of many of the greatest blues musicians ever. Some chapters are touched with sadness, such as the exploitation of Arthur Crudup's royalties (only for Waterman to help secure a rich reward for the family estate shortly after Crudup's death). Others are hilarious, such as the exposure of Robert Lockwood as being perhaps the sweariest bluesman ever. I could go on, but readers deserve to discover these stories for themselves. Albeit to say that the human sides of many famous musicians are exposed here, be they glorious or grim or bizarre. The only other blues read that I know of that gets so close up and personal in text and pictures is perhaps Tim Duffy's from the Musicmaker Foundation, entitled: "Musicmakers: portraits and songs from the roots of america". In fact the two books are complementary because whilst Waterman's subjects are by and large towering figures of the blues who have mostly died by now, Tim Duffy's subjects remain somewhat obscure and undiscovered by the main stream but many are still alive and kicking the blues in a neighbourhood near you.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ray Varner on January 23, 2004
Format: Paperback
Dick Waterman's photographs are a stunning chronicle of the art and music that are most important to me. Dick calls his photographs products of opportunity and access, but they are far more. I would submit that Dick's "Son House at the Liberty Bell" ranks with the top echelon of 20th century American photographs.
If you have a passing interest in blues or fine photography; you need this book. If you are a fan of the music or the art, you absolutely must have this book.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James Giles Cassels on January 20, 2004
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There really are no words to fully describe what a treasure this book is--which is entirely appropriate given that Mr. Waterman himself is an American treasure. Whether you are a hardcore blues fan or a casual listener, the photographs in this book will take your breath away. The stories that accompany them strip away the mythology to reveal the humanity beneath, and leave you looking at these legendary artists through fresh and more honest eyes.
I simply can't recommend this book highly enough. Buy a copy for yourself, and then buy as many as you can for your family and friends. You will not be sorry.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Shelly Markofsky on December 20, 2003
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Once I started reading this book, putting it down was impossible. Dick Waterman's stories about the various blues musicians were as impressive as the outstanding photos in the book. It felt like I was pulled inside this incredible book and for a moment felt like I personally knew and was living with these people. The believability of this book was truly enhanced by Dick Waterman's honesty. He truly says it as it is. This book is not only interesting for blues officianados, but also for anyone interested in American history, great photography and captivating stories.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Brian on November 26, 2003
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This book is a must read for any Blues buff. Once I started to read it I couldn't put it down. Dick's stories about the musicians that he managed and knew are priceless! His photographs also tell a story and make you feel like you are there. This book is a treasure that I will preserve and pass down to my children and grandchildren. Thanks Dick.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Davidson on November 15, 2003
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They say the eyes are the gateway to the soul. I've spent the last week or so gazing at the stunning photographs in Dick Waterman's new book and have been enamored by the beauty and depth of the artistry. I've felt an extra heartfelt emotional bond with the musicians that elevates their music to new heights while I play their recordings and peer into their eyes. The difference between the blues of today and the blues of yesterday can not only be felt but can also be seen in the depth of their eyes and on the lines of their faces. As Skip James states after a young guitarist rudely plays his guitar and then asks Skip if he has him down, "Skip has come and gone from places that you will never get too." The quiet wisdom expressed by many of the artists such as Mister Hurt and Mister Crudup only adds to their greatness.

However, the eyes will tell you a life story that words cannot express. The gorgeous sepia toned prints, the quality of the book's paper, and the stories behind the shots only enhance the visage. You'd have to look into my eyes to see the tears well up as I reflect and comprehend the contents within this resplendent document to see how I truly feel as I see these blues giants finally get the respect due them. Thank you Mr. Waterman for sharing this magnificent historical archive.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sam Ochman on November 14, 2003
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This is a really gorgeous book. You will definitely want to share Dick Waterman's photography with everyone you know who loves the blues. But don't lend it to anyone because you'll never get it back. Buy them a copy for their birthday. :>)
Besides the remarkable photos of legendary blues players, there's a bonus: Waterman also inlcudes his portraits of several 60s icons including Dylan and Clapton and the best photo anyone ever took of Janis Joplin.
Dick Waterman obviously knows his subjects very well and the stories he shares about them are as rich and intimate as the photographs.
Don't miss this book!
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