Bluesland: Portraits of Twelve Major American Blues Masters

Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Big Joe Turner, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry. In all, Bluesland, pays eloquent tribute to twelve legendary figures in the blues. Far more than names, far more than legends, the were amazing artists and vital flesh-and-blood human beings whose artistry and humanity helped create a uniquely AMerican art form and whose recorded legacy today has reached new heights of popularity and appreciation.

Blind Lemon Jefferson - Alan Govenar
Lonnie Johnson - Chris Albertson
Bessie Smith - Chris Albertson
T-Bone Walker - Helen & Stanley Dance
Robert Johnson - Al Young
Big Joe Turner - Murray Kempton and Arthur Kempton
B.B. King - Pete Welding
Muddy Waters - Pete Welding
Howlin' Wolf - Ed Ward
Etta James - David Ritz
Professor Longhair - Robert Palmer
Chuck Berry - Bob Blumenthal

Edited by Pete Welding and Toby Byron
Produced by Toby Byron


1993--Rolling Stone/Ralph J. Gleason Book Award nomination