- Taschenbuch: 320 Seiten
- Verlag: Centerstream Publishing (August 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1574243063
- ISBN-13: 978-1574243062
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,6 x 1,8 x 29,2 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 3 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 85.217 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Keith Ferguson: Texas Blues Bass (Englisch) Taschenbuch – August 2014
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Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Detlef Schmidt has been a guitar and bass collector ever since 1984. As a collector, he has a worldwide network of fellow collectors of early Fender Precision Basses. As a bass player, he is touring with bands in Europe.
Wirklich ein ganz besonderer Leckerbissen, nicht nur für Bassisten, sondern für alle Freunde des (Texas-) Blues.
Otherwise this collection is a great book on a great and lovely guy, who was always living on the verge of desaster. Many great pictures of Keith Ferguson, on and off stage make him come alive again. A lot of great information on his instruments and his playing and his attitude towards the music business but also people in general is provided. The whole book is full of love for this lost musical society of Austin/TX and one of its most important protagonists!
das Beste,was ich an englischsprachigen Bios bisher gelesen habe(uns das ist fast alles,was erschienen ist).
Bill Milkowski,Author der Jaco-Bio,sollte ein Frei-Exemplar bekommen,damit er mal lesen kann,wie man eine Bio schreibt
(und Milkowski war mal einer meiner Lieblingsjournalisten im Guitar Player Magazine).
Großartige Intervies der Familie und Bandmitglieder,coole Fotos(Jimmie Vaughan mit langen Haaren),eine genaue Beschreibung
aller Bässe,die K.F. spielte,kurz-rundherum gelungen.
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Detlef should be commended for putting this book together a complete story , life and times of the infamous Keith Ferguson. The book makes Keith larger than life which for many he was and showed me so much more about him than I ever knew.
Not only do we see the travels of Keith's life we get a complete education of the Austin and Texas blues scene. We learn how the Thunderbirds were formed , their success and failures along the way.
Keith crossed paths with some of the greatest blues and rock icons who ever lived.
Jiimmy Vaughans touching words on Keith starts this wonderful book off.
I learned allot and all of the interviews and fantastic photos Dellef put together here take you back to that place and time.
Keith was a strange and wonderful soul who effected everyone he came in contact with. Not only in the music he made but the spirit he left behind.
Obviously, the man was pretty much a style icon. The photos are great, many high quality prints from from his friends and family's private collections, plus a bunch of out-takes by Photographer/bus driver Billy Cross.
Really happy to have this book in my hands.
His book chronicles Ferguson's life from the cradle to his early demise with stories from his mother, Margaret, friends and fellow musicians along the way.
The photographs are superb as well as visually stunning, and you'll find yourself opening this book time and time again once you've read it just to have another peek. The letters and postcards he sent friends from all over the world are reproduced here and you get that close intimate feeling of who Keith Ferguson was as a person and a friend.
The section on his basses are fascinating to musicians of any instrument or musical genre alike, as the detail that Herr Schmidt includes is second to none. Being a bass player himself and the author of a previous book on early "Fender Precision Basses 1951 -1954", also on Centrestream Publishing, he leaves no stone unturned with his informative details and descriptions on all of Ferguson's various basses. Included also, for the budding and experienced bass player is bass tablature of some of his best recordings.
When people like Jimmie Vaughan and Billy Gibbons write a forward to a book, you know this is going to be something special, and it is. You'll hear of his life's journey from the famous and not so famous. The beginnings with his early bands in Houston and San Francisco, to his time in London with Johnny Winter, and the later years in Austin with The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Tailgators, The LeRoi Brothers, Sold Senders, The Excellos and much more.
This flamboyant and charismatic creature of style is to bass players what Keith Richards is to guitar players. Whether it was his much copied early '50's pachuco style with the T-Birds and Tailgators or his later veterano style with the Solid Senders and The Excellos - Keith Ferguson was forever Mexican in spirit as in life, and always totally cool - think Johnny Depp!
So, whether you have a casual or invested interest in the blues, the bass guitar, or just like a great biography to read. You won't be disappointed, or find a better book this year for that matter. In fact this is MY book of the year. Thank you Detlef Schmidt!